Plane lands on Bellport Country Club golf course

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BELLPORT -

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on the golf course at the Bellport Country Club this morning.

Police say the pilot radioed the McArthur airport tower at around 6:15 a.m. saying he was experiencing engine failure.

The tower lost communication with the pilot, and that's when the pilot decided to land his plane on the golf course.

The plane clipped a tree on the way down, causing minimal damage to a wing.

The pilot was the only one onboard the 1973 Cessna, and is OK.

The FAA investigation is ongoing.

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