Plane makes emergency landing on highway, ends up nose-down

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Posted: Apr 11, 2017 2:54 PM
Plane makes emergency landing on highway, ends up nose-down

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a small plane made an emergency landing on an interstate in Maine, struck a guardrail and ended up nose-down on the road.

The plane, piloted by John Gayley, of Bowdoin, landed in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. It then crashed into a guardrail off the breakdown lane.

Police say Gayley had minor facial injuries and was taken to a hospital. Passenger Rodney Voisene, of Bowdoin, received a minor arm injury and was also taken to a hospital.

The plane, a 1947 Cessna, did not hit any cars during its landing.

Police say traffic in the southbound lane will be disrupted when the plane is removed from the highway on Tuesday afternoon.