Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13
State: South Carolina
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A HIGHWAY, NEAR SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Spartanburg County emergency responders are heading to an area of Highway 290 in Moore after dispatchers said they received reports of a plane landing on the highway.
The plane reportedly landed near Pearson Town Road near the intersection of US 221 on Monday afternoon.
Dispatchers said they were also notified of a possible aircraft emergency in the area of Old Boiling Springs Road. Firefighters from the Whitney Fire Department were sent to check the area where air traffic control tower operators said they last made contact with the aircraft, according to dispatchers.
Emergency responders later learned that both incidents involved the same plane, a single engine Cessna, which landed without incident or injury on the roadway, according to officials at the scene.
Firefighters said the pilot reported having engine troubles just before the landing.
The incident was reported to the FAA.
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A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Highway 290 near Roebuck on Monday afternoon.
There were no injuries.
Poplar Springs firefighters responded to help bring the airplane to a side street.
Jamie Phillips with the Poplar Springs Fire Department said the FAA is responding to conduct an investigation.
Phillips said the pilot reported that his engine cut out while in the air.
Neighbors said the Memorial Day holiday allowed for minimal traffic and a clear roadway for the pilot to land.