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Small plane lands safely on Raleigh highway
AP ^ | 7/12/06 | not credited

Posted on 07/12/2006 10:51:29 AM PDT by cf_river_rat

RALEIGH, N.C. A small aircraft landed on a highway on Raleigh's north side this afternoon, tying up traffic but apparently without causing any injuries. Pilot Paul Hesse tells The Associated Press that the plane's engine began acting up and he had to land immediately.

One lane of traffic is closed at this hour on Interstate 540 as authorities try to get the Cessna off the shoulder of the highway.

The single-engine plane is registered to Empire Aviation in Durham, where Hesse is an instructor.

Hesse says he's unhurt and the plane is fine, although "the engine's toast" and it will have to be towed off the highway. Authorities say NO one on the ground is hurt, either.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: cessna; i540; nc; raleigh

1 posted on 07/12/2006 10:51:32 AM PDT by cf_river_rat
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2 posted on 07/12/2006 10:56:49 AM PDT by cf_river_rat (Just another defender of the faith)
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To: cf_river_rat

any landing you can walk away from...

[/cliche]


3 posted on 07/12/2006 11:02:58 AM PDT by rock_lobsta
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Right next to the golf course, huh? He could go play a fast nine while he's waiting for them to take his plane apart and truck it back to RDU.

}:-)4


4 posted on 07/12/2006 11:20:59 AM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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To: cf_river_rat

Witnesses reported seeing 16 Mexicans jump out and run into the woods... ;-)


5 posted on 07/12/2006 11:26:12 AM PDT by Hatteras
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""Witnesses reported seeing 16 Mexicans jump out and run into the woods... ;-)""

Only 4 posts before someone brings race into the picture. Is this a record?

Please stop giving Freepers a bad name.


6 posted on 07/12/2006 11:39:15 AM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Hatteras

A little bit funny.


7 posted on 07/12/2006 11:50:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Have some hyperbolic rodomontade, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day!)
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