Small Plane Lands On Texas Interchange During Rush Hour

ARLINGTON (June 28, 2014) The pilot of a small plane towing an advertising banner made an emergency landing on a Texas freeway interchange after the plane developed engine trouble, a Federal Aviation Administration statement said.

The pilot landed the single-engine Cessna at around 5 p.m. Friday in the Interstate 20-U.S. 287 interchange in Arlington.

The pilot told air traffic controllers the engine had lost air pressure and said he would drop the banner and make an emergency landing.

The plane touched down in the green space of the interchange, but hit a pickup truck on one of the ramps.

One person in the truck received minor injuries when the wing smashed the truck's windshield, Arlington police said.

The pilot was able to walk away.

His name was not released.


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