Freeway Landing: No Damage, No Delays

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All student pilots practice off-airport landings but a 36-year-old beginner was in the left seat for a freeway landing that looked pretty textbook on Friday. The student was on final for Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, when the Cherokee he and his instructor were in went quiet. The instructor managed to tuck the aircraft between cars in the left two westbound lanes of busy Interstate 8. "There was no damage to the aircraft, motor vehicles or property and no injuries sustained as a result of the emergency landing," California Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Garrow said in a statement. The instructor seemed to let the aircraft roll until he got to an exit and with some help from highway workers the aircraft was pushed off the freeway with minimal traffic disruption. Heavily bleeped audio on the video.

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Comments (3)

Love it.
Given the choice, the freeways are a lot safer to put down on than anywhere around them.
well done!

Posted by: Mark Fraser | October 20, 2018 9:08 PM    Report this comment

Yes.. Kudo's to the pilot..!

Unbelievable fowl mouth of Mom and Dad with kids in the car.. Personal integrity is out the window..

Posted by: Tom O'Toole | October 21, 2018 7:54 AM    Report this comment

Flown in that area for many years. Not easy to put it down on the freeway. Lotta luck, lotta skill. Glad no one got hurt.

Posted by: Rafael Sierra | October 21, 2018 3:10 PM    Report this comment

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