On a surreal note, a small plane made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway yesterday, right at the exit my mom was going to pick me up at just a couple of hours later!
The plane lost power while returning to Connecticut. After a request to emergency-land at a New York Airport, the small plane’s contact cut off abruptly. The plane was going down and on a busy highway.
Luckily, a worker filling potholes saw the plane coming down and stopped traffic to create a runway for the aircraft. Good thing to. From lots of experience driving on this highway, I know that could have been disastrous. Cars zigzag in and out of lanes and the speed limit is a mere suggestion 😛
There were no serious injuries.
As for me, I avoided that subway line just in case traffic didn’t ease up by then. Normally, I get annoyed at rubber necking, but seriously don’t blame people for doing it when there is a plane on the highway.