Plane makes emergency landing on Eastham beach, no injuries reported

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EASTHAM — A small plane made an emergency landing on a beach in Eastham on Sunday afternoon, with all occupants reported safe and unharmed, authorities said.

The Wellfleet Police Department said they were called to the scene at Marconi Beach around 3:45 p.m. following reports of a possible crash.

However, the Chatham Municipal Airport confirmed that the plane had landed safely and no one was injured.

The incident occurred south of Marconi Beach, closer to Nauset Light Beach.

Eastham Police and Fire Departments, along with the Wellfleet Police and Fire Departments and the National Park Service, responded to the scene.

The aircraft, a Cessna 172 owned by Stick’N Rudder Aero Tours, was carrying a pilot and two passengers who were on a sightseeing tour when the plane experienced a mechanical issue.

The pilot, who had taken off from Chatham Municipal Airport at 3:15 p.m., managed to land the plane on the beach approximately 30 minutes into the flight.

Officials set up a staging area at the Nauset Light Beach Parking lot to address the situation.

The National Park Service is working to move the plane away from the water and will coordinate its removal from the beach.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service are investigating the cause of the emergency landing.

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