Pilot lands WWI replica plane on golf course during storm

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 9:24 AM

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A man piloting a World War I replica plane says he made an emergency landing on a Pennsylvania golf course because a storm was moving in.

Christopher Bulko, of Rhinebeck, New York, tells WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/2aroHEP ) he was flying from Wisconsin to upstate New York when he landed about 8 p.m. Monday.

Bulko decided to land the plane on a fairway at Honesdale Golf Club in northeastern Pennsylvania. Bulko says he wasn't hurt, but that his plane was banged up because of the landing.

Starr Grolimund says he was golfing on another hole when he saw the plane bounce three times, landing hard, and then bouncing two more times before stopping.

Officials at the golf course, which is about 30 miles northeast of Scranton, didn't answer the phone Tuesday.

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Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com