Source Pravda.Ru

Crash of private plane: four people have been rescued

Four people were rescued Sunday after a plane with apparent &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2003/03/28/45180.html ' target=_blank>mechanical problems skidded of an Atlantic City runway.

The pilot of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2001/04/21/3871.html ' target=_blank>private plane was trying to land at Atlantic City's Bader Field.

Because small jets are not allowed to land there, the airport manager suspects the plane was having a mechanical emergency and was forced to land on a runway that was too short for jets.

Boaters nearby rescued the four people aboard in Lakes Bay, a nearby inlet. There were no major injuries reported.

Witnesses at a ball game near the crash site told NewsChannel 4 the Cessna Citation made three appoaches, tells WNBC. The Charlie Cessna Citation C-25A crashed about 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bader Field Airport, authorities said.