CRESWELL, N.C. (WNCT/AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing on U.S. Hwy. 64 outside Creswell on Monday morning. Nobody was injured in the incident.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the plane experienced a loss of power and was forced to land on the highway just west of Creswell and just outside Plymouth.
The landing gear was not operating properly and the propeller of the plane broke off in the process of landing.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Charles Arnold says the pilot heading from Dare County to Plymouth set the Piper Turbo Arrow down and the aircraft skidded across the highway.
Arnold says the pilot was, “The calmest I’ve ever seen,” after such an emergency.
The highway was shut down during that period of time. The Federal Aviation Administration was called in to investigate, which is standard procedure.