Friday, May 27, 2022

Cessna 172B, N7533X: Incident occurred May 27, 2022 in Wing, Burleigh County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota 

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing on a highway. 

Date: 27-MAY-22
Time: 14:16:00Z
Regis#: N7533X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WING

WING, North Dakota - At approximately 9:20 a.m. Friday, a private, single-engine fixed-wing aircraft reported engine failure while in flight. The pilot conducted an emergency landing of the aircraft and landed on Highway 14 near mile marker 27, about six miles north of Wing, North Dakota.

The aircraft was moved off the highway and no injuries were reported.

The pilot was identified as 32-year-old Garhett Langer of Bismarck, North Dakota. Passengers in the aircraft were identified as 34-year-old Raymond Martinez of Bismarck, North Dakota and 31-year-old Jacob Wutzke of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Wing is a small town in Burleigh County about 45 miles northeast of Bismarck.


  1. Good for him.
    A man who kept his wits about jim and made all of us look good.

    1. Good to had a long straight rural road to use instead of having to land in the cityscape:

      Mile 27 street view: