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Same Plane Lands on Highway: Cops

No one was hurt in either landing

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    NBC 4 New York

    A 75-year-old pilot who landed his single-engine plane on a Long Island highway last week made another emergency landing on the same stretch of road Friday, police say.

    No one was hurt when the yellow plane landed on Sunrise Highway near East Moriches around 1 p.m. The plane was moved to the side of the road.   

    The pilot, Frank Fierro, said a burnt fuse caused the engine of his home-made plane to stall today and last week. 

    The FAA inspected the plane after the previous highway landing and returned it to Fierro.

    He was the only one on board, authorities said.

    Fierro vowed to fly again, despite the wishes of his wife, who wants him to stop.