MACEDON, N.Y. (CBS/AP) — The pilot of a single-engine plane safely landed in a field behind a western New York home after the engine iced-up.
Jeremiah Coholan and his passenger, Richard Medeiros, took off from New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Thursday. They were approaching the Rochester area around 1:45 p.m. when the engine of their Cessna began seizing up as ice clogged the carburetor.READ MORE: Distraction Brewing Company, Local Artists Team Up To Support Charity
Coholan says he looked for a place to land and found the small, snow-covered field behind a home in the Wayne County village of Macedon, 10 miles east of Rochester.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Up To 2 Feet Of Snow And Possibly Blizzard Conditions Saturday
The plane landed safely. The two men weren’t injured.
State police say Federal Aviation Administration representatives went to the scene to inspect the plane.MORE NEWS: 'Long Overdue': Peabody, Sudbury Plow Drivers Preparing For Saturday's Nor'easter
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