Monday, September 26, 2022

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N117EC: Incident occurred September 19, 2022 in Smiths Station, Lee County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft declared an emergency and landed on a highway.  

Rambana & Ricci, P.L.L.C.

Date: 19-SEP-22
Time: 21:18:00Z
Regis#: N117EC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 0 
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

LEE COUNTY, Alabama (WTVM) - An emergency plane landing on an Alabama highway is causing lane closures and slow traffic.

According to ALEA, the right westbound lane of US 280 near the 117-mile marker in Lee County is currently blocked.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says a single-engine aircraft experienced electrical problems causing the emergency landing.

There were no injuries in the incident and no damage to the aircraft.

ALEA Highway Patrol Division says the plane has been removed from the roadway. The highway is now back open.

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