Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:17

A single engine small plane made an emergency landing in The Bronx on a major highway.

The Major Deegan Expressway was transformed into a landing strip after the airplane, which took off in Danbury, Conn., landed near East 233rd Street this afternoon.

Three minor injuries were reported in connection with the landing, but none of them were life threatening.

They were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. where two men and one woman had refused treatment.

The plane, which is registered to Michael Schwartz of South Salem, N.Y., had minor damage, according to the FAA, and was a four-seat, one-engine 1966 Piper PA.

The plane was returning from a tour The Statue of Liberty, but when it experienced problems it was forced to land on the highway.

Photo: European Pressphoto Agency