Assemblyman at the controls of a small plane makes an emergency landing

New York State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel landed the plane on a Long Island beach.

A New York State Assemblyman landed a small plane on a Long Island beach after the plane suffered an engine failure.

Assemblyman Clyde Vanel said he landed the plane at the nearest safe location as he practiced maneuvers in his plane.

Video shows the plane making an emergency landing on Shoreham Beach on Long Island.

A plane piloted by a Queens Assemblyman made an emergency landing along Shoreham Beach on Long Island after suffering an engine malfunction.

“As per my training, I landed the aircraft at the nearest safe location, while trying to minimize damage to persons or property. I am grateful that I was able to depart without injury,” said Vanel in a message. on Twitter.

In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Clyde Vanel, New York State Assemblyman and Chair of the Internet and New Technologies Subcommittee, attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.

Steven Ferdman/Getty Images, FILE

“FAA training on emergency procedures works. For all my fellow pilots, follow emergency procedures – it will save your life,” he added.

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that a single-engine Beechcraft V35 made an emergency landing on Shoreham Beach, New York, due to a reported engine problem around 2:15 p.m. Friday. Two people were on board the flight.

The FAA said it would investigate the incident and issue a preliminary report.

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