Plane makes emergency landing on a Florida highway
A pilot is forced to make an emergency landing on a Florida highway after losing power during a routine inspection flight.PT0M42S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2ut37 620 349 October 3, 2013
A pilot made an emergency landing on a highway in Florida, US, after his plane lost power.
Pilot Curtis Boulware was flying with a customer who was looking to buy the 1956 Beechcraft T-34 Mentor Trainer plane, when it suddenly lost power during its descent towards Spruce Creek Airport.
We made a turn and decided to put it on State Road 415 because that was the best choice
Mr Boulware made the decision to attempt a landing on the road when he realised the plane would probably not make it to the airport, and would land in nearby woods instead.
"We made a turn and decided to put it on State Road 415 because that was the best choice," Mr Boulware said. "I made the judgement and knew we weren't going to make the runway so instead of continuing on to Spruce Creek and ending up in the woods or the trees, where we probably wouldn't make it, we decided to make a turn and put it on State Road 415."
The vintage plane landed safely on State Road 415, and was able to take off again shortly after the emergency landing to undergo further inspection at the airport.
Nobody was hurt in the incident, and the Federal Aviation Administration has declined to investigate because no actual crash occurred.
The Telegraph, London