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Know anyone afraid of flying? Pilot makes emergency landing on busy motorway




Image source: Minnesota Department of Transport

A pilot made an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway on Friday night after an apparent engine failure, local police said.

No one was injured after the plane merged between vehicles on Interstate 35, a major highway in the city of Arden Hills, Minneapolis, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The plane’s pilot, identified as Craig Gifford, 52, a competitive aerobatic pilot, crashed into a pickup truck during the emergency landing. No one was injured during the accident but police say that it was touch and go for all concerned.

The motorway was closed for quite some time while officials cleared the vehicles and plane.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash, the Ramsey County Deputy Federation said the plane had an apparent engine failure.

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