Airplane lands on interstate in Boise
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small airplane with a single engine that stopped working made a belly landing on Interstate 84 in Boise, Idaho, right at the start of rush hour traffic Tuesday morning.
Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft skidded onto the eastbound lanes at about 7 a.m., and that there are no reports of injuries or vehicles involved.
Andy Patrick, owner of Boise-based charter business SP Aircraft, says the pilot had plenty of fuel aboard but forgot to switch fuel tanks and couldn't make the runway at the Boise Airport when the engine quit.
He says the pilot was the only person aboard the flight carrying freight from Spokane, Washington.
Crews removed the craft from the interstate just before 9 a.m.
The Cessna T210K airplane landed in the lanes about 7 a.m. A passerby told KTVB the aircraft did not have any lights.
No one was hurt in the landing, according to Boise police. The plane appears to have some minor damage, but is intact.
The plane is registered to Bonnie and Andrew Patrick of Boise.
Traffic is slowing and backing up in the area. Drivers should plan for delays or take another route.
KTVB has a crew on scene. Check back for updates.