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Paramus Golf Course Emergency Landing: Pilot Was Just On PBS Documentary

Jonas De Leon was featured in a PBS documentary this week. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving
At the scene. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

UPDATE: In a random coincidence, a teacher featured in a PBS special about aviation this past week was involved in an emergency landing at the Paramus Golf Course early Sunday afternoon.

Three minor injuries were reported after the 1984 fixed-wing, single-engine Mooney M20K made an emergency landing around 12:30 p.m. on the fairway of the 9th hole off Paramus Road.

"Three minor injuries, none serious" -- two adults and a child, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg told Daily Voice.

A third adult on the plane, which the FAA said was headed to Poughkeepsie from Lincoln Park, wasn't injured.

Pilot Jonas De Leon, a science teacher at Gregorio Luperón High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan, participates in a national program that introduces youngsters to aviation.

The program was featured this past week on PBS.

( Photo above : Michael Jannicelli for DAILY VOICE )


ALSO SEE: Jonas De Leon used to watch jets zooming by overhead from the porch of his childhood home, dreaming of what it would feel like to fly.


Boyd A. Loving contributed to this report.

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