Watch The Heart-Stopping Moment A Pilot Makes An Emergency Landing On A Busy New Jersey Highway
This past Sunday a skydiving plane made an emergency landing on New Jersey’s Route 72. Traffic cameras were able to catch the whole thing on video, and New Jersey authorities uploaded the footage to Facebook. No cars were damaged, and out of the five people in the plane the only one to suffer any injuries was the instructor who managed to cut his arm.
According to Uproxx,
The incident occurred on Route 72 near Stafford Township, N.J. A single-engine Cessna owned by the Skydive East Coast skydiving school experienced engine failure at 4,000 feet. With time running out, the pilot made a quick decision, and decided to use the highway as a runway. YIKES. The plane was seen weaving around power lines, and smashing into street signs.
The footage, which was originally posted to the Stafford Township Police Facebook page, shows the aircraft making its treacherous descent. Miraculously, the plane landed safely in the median, with all five passengers receiving only minor injuries. Not a single car was hit, either.
Scene under investigation still. Rt.72 is open. Full press release coming. pic.twitter.com/FGY6n64hBJ
— Stafford Police NJ (@StaffordPolice) July 12, 2015