Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Mountain Highway

The Charlotte Observer reports that a small plane with a stalled engine made an emergency landing along a highway in the mountains of Swain County, North Caronlina. Sheriff Curtis Cochran reports that there were no injuries, despite substantial traffic along the road.

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The pilot, Vincent Fraser, was flying his Aero Commander 100 from Florida with this father-in-law to examine some property he had purchased. When his engine began to stall, Fraser steered toward a river until he noticed that a highway ran next to it. He decided to try to land on the road instead of the water.

At the 0:20 mark in the video, which was captured by a GoPro on mounted on a wing, you can see how the Fraser deftly slipped under a set of power lines. That he was able to land so smoothly while turning the plane on a curved road after touchdown was impressive!

Fraser describes his experiences here:

-via Laughing Squid

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