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Small plane pilot makes emergency landing on I-10 in Florida

Witnesses told troopers that the plane was circling just before landing on the interstate.
A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said.
A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Jul. 26

MILTON — A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said.

No one was injured when the planed made an emergency landing around 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Milton in Florida’s Panhandle, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Witnesses told troopers that the plane was circling just before landing on the interstate. He is making his own arrangements to remove the plane, the agency said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified.

“It’s not every day we respond to an airplane on the interstate!” troopers said in the email.

Milton is near Pensacola.