A US-bound plane landed in New York City’s Hudson River on Sunday after a series of mishaps that put the health of its passengers and crew at risk.
The pilot of the flight, who was not identified, had to land at the Monroe County Airport on Staten Island after the aircraft landed on a grassy knoll, where a tree branch was broken.
The plane was carrying about 70 people and was due to arrive at the hospital in Buffalo, New York, later in the day, officials said.
A pilot at the airport told local news station WKBW that the plane landed on grassy ground with a tree on the wing.
It was not clear whether the tree was the cause of the problems.
The US-flagged plane landed safely and the pilot was allowed to disembark, the station said.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement that the pilot of a plane heading to Buffalo had to make an emergency landing at the city airport because of a tree breaking at a runway and was unable to get off the plane.
A plane landed at the Hudson River after it experienced technical problems, the New York State Department of Transportation said.
The pilot was not able to get on the plane due to a tree break, a spokesperson for the department said.
The plane landed back in New Jersey, where the plane’s cabin crew checked passengers, said a spokeswoman for the agency.
It was unclear if the plane was repaired, or if it would be allowed to return to New York for a further checkup.
The cause of a broken branch at a tree in the Hudson river on Sunday.
A plane from the US landed in Buffalo on Sunday following a technical problem.
This is not the first time the plane has experienced technical difficulties.
In January, a US Airways plane with 72 people aboard landed in Syracuse after experiencing engine trouble and was forced to land in the city.
The crash comes after a number of other planes in the US have experienced technical issues in recent months.
In March, a Boeing 737 with 71 people aboard crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, killing all 74 people on board.