Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Popular Beaches

Waterford authorities say the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing in a marshy area near popular beaches a few miles from Groton-New London Airport. No one was injured.

Officials say the pilot was the only person on the plane that landed near Waterford Beach and Ocean Beach Park in New London on Monday.

The reason for the emergency landing wasn’t immediately clear, and the pilot’s name hasn’t been released. Officials of the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to investigate.

Groton-New London Airport officials didn’t immediately return a message Monday.

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