Long Island man accused of flying plane too low

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Associated Press

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 9:31 AM

BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested on a reckless endangerment charge after police say he flew his plane too low in the vicinity of a high school.

Nassau County Police say Marc Capus flew his 1972 Cessna at altitudes between 200 feet and 400 feet on the afternoon of June 17. Police say the 49-year-old man flew over Bellmore near Kennedy High School and also made sharp banking maneuvers at low altitudes.

Police say Control Tower personnel identified him to the Nassau County Air Bureau police after he landed his plane at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

Police say he was arrested at his home Saturday with assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration. He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. A phone number for Capus went unanswered Saturday.

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