Plane makes emergency landing on an interstate

(Photo courtesy of the AP)

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.

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