A single-engine plane experienced mechanical problems and reportedly lost power before landing on the I-15 in Utah.
A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the southbound lanes of I-15 in Riverdale, Utah, Saturday morning.
According to Utah Highway Patrol, a student, was performing touch and go exercises with an instructor when they experienced mechanical problems and the aircraft lost power, Fox 13 reported.
No injuries reported in the aircraft or on the ground.
“They experienced a number of mechanical problems with the aircraft,” said Sgt. John Ely of Utah Highway Patrol to Fox 13. “The flight instructor took control of the plane, and she is the one that landed on the highway.”
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The plane was forced to land on the highway just before 8 a.m. No injuries were reported in the aircraft or on the ground.
“After the start we were not climbing we began to descend and so we did an emergency gear down and press the job… uh, not the job I hit the road,” the pilot said in a recording to the tower of the Ogden-Hinckley Airport in the vicinity of Ogden.
Officials said the aircraft collided with a vehicle on the ground, but the injuries were not reported.
The plane was towed from the scene, in good condition.
The pilot can be heard in the recording to the Ogden airport to ask for help if they the landing.
“…the highway down,” the pilot said in the recording. “Now we are on the highway… we’re going to need your help to get off the highway.”
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Right-hand lanes of the highway were closed immediately after the incident.
Highway Patrol reported the plane was taken back to the airport in good condition, Fox 13 wrote.