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Maine plane lands nose-down after an emergency landing on the highway

The plane is too crazy for the landing.

(Maine State Police via AP)

BOWDOINHAM, Maine – A small plane made an emergency landing against traffic on the interstate Tuesday, hit a guardrail and came to rest nose down, police said. A vehicle had to serve to avoid the aircraft, but no motorists were injured, and the two people on board the plane bumps and scratches.

The plane, piloted by John Gayley, of Bowdoin, landed in the southern lane of Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham at approximately 10:15 pm It is then collided against a guardrail from the distribution of the lane.

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The police said Gayley had minor facial injuries and was taken to a hospital. Passenger Rodney Voisene, of Bowdoin, received a minor arm injury and was also taken to a hospital.

The airplane, a 1947 Cessna, not hit cars during the landing. Police said a vehicle had to swerve to avoid the plane landed against traffic.

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The police said Gayley told troopers he had taken off from a Bowdoinham airport, and his engine stalled when he tried to switch fuel tanks. His original plan was to fly to an airport in Turner.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash. The truck is scheduled to remove the airplane from the road later Tuesday.

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