A Bellmore man was arrested Saturday after allegedly flying his plane at altitudes of 200 feet back in June near Kennedy High School.
According to Nassau County detectives, around 2:50 p.m. on June 17, Marc Capus, 49, operated his 1972 Cessna, twin-engine propeller aircraft at altitudes below the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) minimum safe altitude. The defendant flew his aircraft over Bellmore in the vicinity of Kennedy High School at altitudes of 200 to 400 feet, as tracked by the FAA NY TRACON.
Capus also made sharp banking maneuvers at the same low altitudes, police said.
The defendant then landed his plane at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, where he was identified to Nassau County Air Bureau police by Control Tower personnel, police said.
Seventh Squad detectives arrested Capus Saturday at his residence with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is being charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree and will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.