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Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV, N8139H: Incident occurred August 01, 2022 in Roper, Washington County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft declared an emergency and landed on a highway.  

Date: 01-AUG-22
Time: 13:29:00Z
Regis#: N8139H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

CRESWELL, North Carolina (AP) — A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a North Carolina highway on Monday, but no injuries were reported, officials said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the plane had a problem and landed on Highway 64 west of Creswell, news outlets reported.

The pilot heading from Dare County to Plymouth experienced a loss of power and when he set the Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV down without landing gear, it skidded across the highway, Lt. Charles Arnold said.

Arnold said the pilot was, “The calmest I’ve ever seen,” after such an emergency.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, North Carolina (WITN) - No injuries have been reported after a plane made an emergency landing on Highway 64 in Washington County Monday morning.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office tells WITN that the single-engine plane was forced to land on the highway at Mile Marker 548, west of Creswell, after something went wrong with its landing gear.

Only one person was in the plane at the time of the landing.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the highway was shut down for 45 minutes to an hour.

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