Banner plane makes emergency landing on Assateague Island

Posted at 10:37 PM, Aug 19, 2016

Officials say a banner plane had to make an emergency landing on Assateague Island because of a mechanical issue.

The Assateague National Park Service says the pilot of an Ocean Aerial Ads biplane landed the aircraft on the beach on the north end of the island Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported, as both the pilot and the passenger landed safely.

It is unclear what type of mechanical failure caused the emergency landing.

Ocean Aerial Ads is known for their signature banner planes that have flown above Ocean City for nearly 30 years.

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