Small plane lands, takes off on major Florida highway: no injuries
highway route, I-95, became the tarmac for a student pilot on Tuesday who
landed a plane with engine trouble on the highway.
The Cessna 150 took off again three hours later, when repairs were done, piloted by the plane's owner, the Daytona News-Journal online reported.
The pilot who landed the plane on the highway was identified as Eric McRee, who was reportedly on a training flight with an instructor.
I-95 is the major highway along the US East Coast, bearing heavy traffic from Maine to Florida, and it was surprising that the incident did not cause any traffic accidents or injuries.
The News Journal reported that southbound interstate traffic was stopped for only a minute, while the pilot and his instructor pushed the plane from the median strip, where repairs were apparently done, back onto the highway for take-off, dpa reported.