On Tuesday, Massachusetts drivers on I-495 in Mansfield watched as a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the interstate. The emergency landing happened near Route 140 near the Mansfield airport.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, the pilot called Norwood Memorial Airport and told them he would have to land on Interstate 495 due to engine problems.
The two men onboard, a 24-year-old from Stoughton and a 21-year-old from Stoneham, were not injured. However, they were evacuated by paramedics as a safety precaution. All lanes of traffic on 495 southbound reopened shortly after the emergency landing.
Since there was substantial damage to the aircraft, the incident has been ruled an accident has been turned over to the NTSB.
Close call! Plane lands on 495 in Mansfield, Massachusetts; no injuries, NECN.com, September 1, 2009
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