PHOTO:  Plane lands at Keansburg beach.  photo credit: Mary Emmons Johnston

KEANSBURG, NJ - A Cessna 172 plane landed on a beach in Keansburg on Friday.  The pilot reported engine trouble prior to the landing.  Two people were on board when the engine trouble developed.  No injuries were reported.

"A Cessna 172 aircraft made a precautionary landing on a beach in Keansburg, NJ at about 10:25 a.m. (Friday). The pilot reported an engine-related problem. Check with local authorities on the condition of the two people on board. The FAA will investigate," the Federal Aviation Authority wrote in a statement.