Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

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Posted: Aug 23, 2016 9:53 PM

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts.

The pilot told state police that he was forced to land his plane on a sandbar in the Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem on Tuesday afternoon due to mechanical issues.

Officials say the 42-year-old Newport, Rhode Island man was the only person on the plane, and was not hurt. The plane remained intact.

It was not immediately clear where the plane departed from or where it was headed to.

The investigation is ongoing, and plans for removal of the plane from the sandbar are still underway.

The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in the state.