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Small plane lands on Idaho interstate during rush hour

A small plane makes an emergency landing on I-84 in Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft touched down about 7 a.m. on the eastbound lanes. (AP / Rebecca Boone)
A small plane makes an emergency landing on I-84 in Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft touched down about 7 a.m. on the eastbound lanes. (AP / Rebecca Boone)

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small airplane with a single engine that stopped working made a belly landing on Interstate 84 in Boise, Idaho, right at the start of rush hour traffic Tuesday morning. Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft skidded onto the eastbound lanes at about 7 a.m., and that there are no reports of injuries or vehicles involved. Andy Patrick, owner of Boise-based charter business SP Aircraft, says the pilot had plenty of fuel aboard but forgot to switch fuel tanks and couldn't make the runway at the Boise Airport when the engine quit. He says the pilot was the only person aboard the flight carrying freight from Spokane, Washington. Crews removed the craft from the interstate just before 9 a.m.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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