Sunday, February 18, 2018

Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N4319M: Incident occurred February 18, 2018 near San Martin Airport (E16), Santa Clara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose

Aircraft declared mayday and landed on a highway median.

G & M Leasing LLC:

Date: 18-FEB-18
Time: 19:16:00Z
Regis#: N4319M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-46-310P Malibu
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

MORGAN HILL — A small plane suffering engine failure made an emergency landing in the grassy median of northbound Highway 101 just south of Tennant Avenue on Sunday morning, authorities said.

Only the pilot had been on board, and he escaped injury, CHP said.

No vehicles were struck by the aircraft, according to police.

The plane landed around 11 a.m., CHP said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration cited engine failure as the reason for the emergency freeway landing. The plane was undamaged, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The Piper PA-46-310P Malibu is registered to G&M Leasing LLC in Watsonville.

Original article can be found here ➤

Motorists on Highway 101 were in for a surprise Sunday when a small engine plane pierced the blue skies and made an emergency landing in the middle of the road in Morgan Hill.

The Piper PA-46-310P Malibu landed on a grassy strip dividing Highway 101 just after 11 a.m. near San Martin Airport in Santa Clara County after reporting engine failure, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot, who was not identified, was the only person on the flight, Gregor said.

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the plane, Gregor said.

The bizarre sight of the plane stopped in the middle of the highway was jolting for many passing motorists, including Joshua Miller, who stopped to take photos.

Original article can be found here ➤

MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- A small plane landed on Highway 101 near Morgan Hill in Northern California on Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing the Piper PA-46-310P Malibu down on a grassy strip.

Gregor said the pilot, who was the only person on board, wasn't hurt during the landing near San Martin Airport, south of San Jose. The CHP said there were no injuries on the ground.

Twitter user Charlene Nunes shared a picture and video from the highway as officials responded to the landing.

No further information was available on what may have caused the plane to land on the freeway.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

It's always nice to hear when a bad situation has a good outcome. Two thumbs up to the pilot! KEEP CALM AND FLY ON

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