Pilot makes emergency landing on South Carolina highway

A small plane bound for Georgia is forced to come down several hundred feet from the runway. Only minor injuries


Associated Press
October 6, 2010 2:47AM (UTC)

Authorities say the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on a highway west of South Carolina's capital city after being forced to abort a flight to Georgia.

Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Maj. John Allard told reporters the Cessna 182 Skylane had left Columbia Metropolitan Airport for Macon, Ga., on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot had to land several hundred feet away from the runway.

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The plane came down on Highway 302, but authorities had no immediate details about the emergency landing.

Airport spokeswoman Lynne Douglas says the pilot was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Another person on board was not injured.

State and federal authorities are investigating.


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