New York man arrested for flying his plane too low

Low flying plane 
By: John Roberts 

An airplane pilot has been arrested for not flying high enough.

A Long Island, New York man has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment after police said the plane flew too low in the vicinity of a school.

Nassau County Police said Marc Capus flew his Cessna 1972 at altitudes between 200 feet and 400 feet in the afternoon of June 17.

Police said the 49-year-old flew near Bellmore Kennedy High School and also made abrupt maneuvers at low altitude.
Police said staff at the control tower identified the pilot to police after landing his plane at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

Police reportedly arrested him at his home on Saturday with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration. He was charged with first degree reckless endangerment. A telephone number for Capus went unanswered on Saturday.