Plane Lands On Michigan Road After Engine Goes Out


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed a small plane on a highway in western Michigan after experiencing engine trouble.

Steven Chanter, a flight instructor, was in the air with a student pilot Thursday when the plane's engine began to sputter and the oil pressure dropped. He took over flying and was certain that the plane wouldn't make it to a small airport in nearby Sparta, so he landed on Michigan highway 37.

Could you imagine being up in this plane your instructor just says "oops engine stopped working gotta land on the freeway?". I would be scared out of my mind especially if I were just a student on one of your first instructing flights and all the sudden this happens... SHEESH. I'm glad both the instructor and the student are safe and no major accident occurred. But I'm definitely not going to get flying lessons anytime soon. The last thing I want with my anxiety is having to do an emergency landing on a freeway or in a corn field.

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