Queens Assemblyman Clyde Whannell claims engine failure forced him to make an emergency landing while flying his private jet

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 5:23 am

SHOREHAM, Suffolk County (WABC) — A New York state lawmaker says he had to make an emergency landing while flying a private plane.

Clyde Whannell, who represents Queens, tweeted on Friday night that he had suffered engine failure during his flight and had to land on a beach in Shoreham, Suffolk.

Vanel says it happened around 2:15 p.m. and that he had another passenger on board with him.

He says he used his training to land the plane in the nearest safe place, and that he’s thankful he was able to get away unharmed.

The FAA is investigating the landing.

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