Pilot of small plane makes emergency landing on Bellport Country Club

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A plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Monday because of engine failure.

The pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on the Bellport Country Club in Bellport, Long Island Monday morning.

Police say the pilot of a 1973 Cessna 172M airplane notified MacArthur Airport Tower that he was experiencing engine failure.

The pilot chose to make an emergency landing near the 12th hole on the golf course of the country club at about 6:15 a.m., according to police.

The plane clipped a tree, causing minor damage to one of the plane's wings and landed safely.

The pilot refused medical attention and no one on the ground was injured. The FAA was notified and responded.
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