Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing on I-595
photo via Davie Police Department
A Piper PA-24 single-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing onto I-595 near Flamingo Road on Thursday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane, with only the pilot
According to Davie Police, the plane hit a Honda when it made its landing, but no injuries were reported.
Still, the landing snarled rush-hour traffic for a bit, as police were forced to divert traffic from the westbound lanes off the SR-84 exit. The ramp to SW 136th Avenue and two westbound lanes remain closed as crews work to remove the plane, which sustained some damage when it hit the car.
The Florida Highway Patrol, Davie police and crews from Davie Fire Rescue all arrived at the scene. Authorities are asking commuters to avoid the area if possible.
The FAA says it's investigating, but according to WSVN.com, the pilot says he ran out of gas.
"I ran out of fuel," said Scott Richmond. "I was coming into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and I was cleared for landing and she quit. She sputtered and quit. She ran out of fuel."
The flight had come in from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, South Carolina, and had been scheduled to land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International at 10 a.m., according to the FAA.
Pilot Scott Richmond of Grand Rapids resting on his plane's wing, waiting on a tow off NB I-595 pic.twitter.com/tuDwEwHCRG— Linda Trischitta (@LindaTrischitta) September 24, 2015
WB I-595 traffic slowed at exit 1 as drivers snap photos of parked plane pic.twitter.com/tsO0JS7wrQ— Linda Trischitta (@LindaTrischitta) September 24, 2015
Small plane lands on westbound I-595 near SW 136 Avenue. Mike Stocker took this photo. pic.twitter.com/HFScgYzJro— Doug Phillips (@WebNewz) September 24, 2015
Emergency plane landing on W/B I-595 in the area of Flamingo Rd. pic.twitter.com/SP688fidYB— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) September 24, 2015
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