Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Maule M-4-220C, N51207: Incident occurred September 06, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway.

Date: 07-SEP-19
Time: 03:43:00Z
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

There was an unusual sight on the Glenn Highway as a small plane landed near the Eklutna exit around 8 p.m. Friday. 

There were three people on board the Maule M-4 including the pilot, according to one of the passengers. The passenger said the group took off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and was planning to go up the Knik Arm when the plane's engine failed. 

The pilot landed on the inbound side of the Glenn Highway. Anchorage police were on scene and said there were no injuries. 

The pilot planned to take the plane apart in order to move it off the highway.

Story and video ➤

A Maule M-4-220C plane made an emergency landing Friday evening in the southbound lanes of the Glenn Highway near the Palmer Hay Flats just north of Eklutna.

An Anchorage Police Department dispatcher said no injuries were reported.

Several police cars were on the scene where the blue-and-white plane sat parked alongside the highway at around 8:30 p.m., but there were no lane closures or traffic delays.

Original article can be found here ➤

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