Small plane makes emergency landing on Gainesville highway
GAINESVILLE, Texas (KTEN) — No one was hurt late Wednesday night when a small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 35.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said the Cessna 152 aircraft touched down around 10:40 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway, about two-and-a-half miles east of Gainesville Municipal Airport.
According to data supplied by FlightRadar24, the 44-year-old single-engine plane had taken off from Ardmore Municipal Airport at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday bound for the Gainesville airport.
A preliminary report by the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot "declared an emergency due to engine issues." Only one person was said to be on board.
Registration records indicate that the aircraft is owned by US Aviation Group of Denton, which operates a pilot training academy.
The FAA is investigating the circumstances of the incident.