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Plane lands on highway median on Long Island

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A pilot of a small plane that had engine trouble landed the aircraft on the median of Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County Thursday afternoon, police said.

A single-engine ultralight Challenger took off from Lufker/Spadaro Airport in East Moriches and then within a minute had engine problems, county cops said. Pilot Frank Fierro wanted to turn around and head back but realized he couldn't make and landed on the median near Exit 61, police said.

He was not hurt, police said. The plane was not damaged.

Police helped airport workers tow the Challenger back to the airport.

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