‘Impressive zippermerge’: Light aircraft makes night-time landing on US highway
CHICAGO — A light aircraft has made a dramatic emergency landing on an interstate as cars cruised down the highway at night.
Video footage posted on Twitter by the Minnesota Department of Transportation showed the pilot touch down while traveling at the same speed as vehicles ahead and behind.
ICYMI: A plane landed on 35W last night. (Yes, really!)
While this isn't *quite* what we mean by a "multimodal transportation system," we're glad no one was injured and are impressed by the pilot's effort to #zippermerge from above! pic.twitter.com/imPdiQ1wMXFEATURED STORIES
— Minnesota Department of Transportation (@MnDOT) December 3, 2020
The single-propellor plane appeared to have suffered an engine failure, the Ramsey County Deputy’s Federation said on Facebook, alongside images of the craft smashed into the hood of an SUV.
No one was injured in the accident on Wednesday night on Interstate 35 — a major highway in the Minneapolis-area city of Arden Hills — the federation said.
The road was blocked for several hours but reopened to traffic on Thursday morning, local reports said.
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