Atlanta, GA (AP) - Authorities investigating why a small plane was
forced to make an emergency landing on a busy stretch of Interstate
85 in northeast Atlanta say the aircraft had no signs of mechanical
or engine problems.
Following the landing, pilot Matt Conway said the engine failed
on Sept. 20, forcing the landing.
But a National Transportation Safety Board investigator says that authorities have concluded "everything was working as designed."
The Piper Saratoga landed on the highway without incident just
as rush hour in Atlanta began. There were no injuries and no
vehicles were damaged when the pilot was forced to turn the highway
into an impromptu landing strip.
The plane was lifted onto a flatbed truck and removed from the
highway hours after the incident.
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