IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 9677H Make/Model: C172 Description: Skyhawk Date: 08/18/2012 Time: 1347 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Minor LOCATION City: SELLERSBURG State: IN Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A HIGHWAY, NEAR SELLERSBURG, IN INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: INDIANAPOLIS, IN (GL11) Entry date: 08/21/2012
SELLERSBURG, Ind. - No one was hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing Saturday morning on a highway in Indiana.
Two people were on board the aircraft when it landed on Highway 60 near Interstate 65 at about 10 a.m.
Cheryl Koetter, who works at Cricket's Cafe, spoke with the passenger. She said he told her they lost power a ways back and were debating whether to crash land into a tree or a pond. He told her when they got to the road, they decided to land instead of crashing.
The passenger was shaken. He said it was his first time in a plane, and he'd never go up again.
It is believed that a fuel issue was the reason the pilot had to put the plane down. After refueling, police escorted the plane about a mile and a half to the Clark County Regional Airport.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - Think about if you're driving down the road and all of the sudden a plane decides it's going to use your lane as a runway.
That was the story Saturday near Sellersburg.
Motorist David Via said “I was headed this way (points) and outta nowhere I just looked up and there’s a plane coming at me. So I tried to veer over to the right as much as I could. He landed, kinda bounced around a little bit, and then the next thing I know the wing clips my truck and goes right over top of my car. It was the wildest thing I've ever seen. I can't believe it.”
A single engine Cessna had to make an emergency landing on SR 60 at about 10 a.m. because the plane ran out of gas.
Eyewitnesses say several cars had to move off the road to avoid being hit by the plane.
One driver that couldn't move in time was David Via.
His red truck now has marks on the roof to show where the plane scrapped across it.
Cpl. Nick Mobley with the Clark County Sheriff's Office said “There were no injuries. We were very lucky that we sustained no injuries, especially at the time due to the traffic volume at the time on SR 60.”
The plane landed about a mile and a half from the Clark County Airport.
The pilot and authorities went to get gas and after it was refueled police officers from Sellersburg and Indiana State Police were able to escort the plane down the highway and back into the airport safely.
SELLERSBURG, Ind. -- A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a rural road in southern Indiana early Saturday, officials said.
About 10 a.m., investigators said several cars had to move off State Road 60 in Sellersburg to avoid being hit by the plane.
Police said the plane ran out of gas.
One driver could not clear the roadway fast enough and the plane scraped across the roof of his truck.
“I tried to veer over to the right as much as I could. The pilot landed and kind of bounced around a little bit. The next thing I know, the wing clips and goes right over the top of my car. It was the wildest thing I’ve ever seen,” driver David Via said.
State police escorted the plane down the highway and into a regional airport.
No injuries were reported.