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Aeronca 0-58B Grasshopper N48540: Incident occurred June 12, 2020 near Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport (KZER), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Aircraft landed on the highway due to fuel exhaustion.

Date: 12-JUN-20
Time: 21:54:00Z
Regis#: N48540
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 058
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

FOSTER TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 81 near mile marker 112 Friday evening.

State Troopers responded to the scene of the plane parked in the median of I-81 around 6:00 PM.

According to police, the pilot reported he was attempting to reach the Joe Zerbey Airport but ran out of gas and had to make the emergency landing.

The pilot was not injured in the landing and the plane was not damaged. Troopers then escorted the plane for four miles to the Joe Zerbey Airport.

Details of the incident have been reported to the Federal Aviation Administration.

HEGINS, Pennsylvania — It was a strange sight in one part of Schuylkill County: a plane parked on the highway after the pilot had to make an emergency landing.

State police said it happened Friday between the Hegins and Minersville exits on Interstate 81.

The pilot said he was trying to reach Joe Zerbey Airport but ran out of gas and was forced to land on the interstate.

No one was injured and there was no damage to the plane.

Details were turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration after the emergency landing.

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