Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cessna 152, N93989: Incident occurred June 07, 2018 near Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV), Alachua County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed on a highway.

Date: 07-JUN-18
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N93989
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Northbound traffic on Interstate 75 in Alachua County was blocked after a small plane made an emergency landing on the highway just before noon Thursday.

According to Alachua County Fire Rescue, the plane had mechanical problems and couldn't make it to the airport.

The plane landed safely near the State Road 121 exit. Both occupants were uninjured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

After the plane was towed off the highway to a grass median, all northbound lanes of I-75 reopened about 3 p.m. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

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