Want to get your blood pumping on this fine Friday? Well, here ya go. Yesterday in Washington, a single-propeller plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway and we’ve got video. And yes, it’s as intense as you’d imagine.
According to CNN, Washington State Trooper Clint Thompson was driving on Pacific Avenue South (otherwise known as Washington State Route 7) when he saw a KR2 single-propeller plane making its way down toward the highway.
“Trooper Thompson just happened to be in the right place at the right time and witnessed the plane make an emergency landing,” Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Johnna Batiste said in a tweeted statement.
Police say that the plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a fuel system malfunction.
“I was flying to work and my engine quit and made a forced landing on Pac. Ave.,” pilot David Acklam told KOMO News.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, including the pilot.
“I would like to thank the trooper for what he did. [Thompson] probably saved me from serious injury or death and somebody else from getting in a car crash with the plane,” Acklam said to KOMO News after the near-death experience.
My man David is lucky he wasn’t flying over New Jersey as you’d never find a highway this wide open.
Eric Italiano is a New York City-based writer and editor who still isn’t sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.