Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts highway

March 3, 2022 GMT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A small, single-engine plane experiencing “mechanical failure” had to make an emergency landing on an interstate highway in Massachusetts, state police said.

Neither of the aircraft’s two occupants was injured when the plane landed on Interstate 91 in Greenfield at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, state police said in a tweet. No names were released.

Police posted photos of the plane, described by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Cessna 150, in the northbound breakdown lane of the four-lane highway.

No vehicles were involved.

State police troopers assisted in rotating the plane so traffic could pass, police said. It was eventually towed from the area.

The FAA in a statement said that it is investigating.

According to FAA records, the plane is owned by Schenectady Timebuilders of Clifton Park, New York, which describes itself as a nonprofit flying club that rents the plane to licensed pilots. A voicemail was left with the club’s founder.