Wednesday 28 September 2016

WATCH: Terrifying moment plane forced to make emergency landing on busy motorway

Published 15/07/2015 | 12:02

A small skydiving plane was forced to make an emergency landing along a busy highway in New Jersey on Sunday.

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The sngle engine plane, which was carrying students from the Skydive East Coast skydiving school, lost power during flight. The pilot was forced to make the terrifying emergency landing on the grass area in between two busy highway lanes.

Police closed the left lanes on Route 72 in both directions for around 90 minutes while an investigation was taking place.

No one was severely injured during the incident, with only one skydiving instructor receiving a small cut in his arm.

Further investigations will be carried out by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A video of the incident was released by the officers.

Eyewitness Shawn Maloney told NBC Philadelphia the plane came in very close contact to cars on the road.

"He hit the ground and bounced a couple times. Nice and easy and then hit the median in the grass and he went back and forth a little bit and just missed cars by a few feet maybe. And power lines too."

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