Small plane makes insane emergency landing on highway

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy Canadian highway in a harrowing incident thas was caught on camera.

The aircraft’s pilot called the Quebec City Fire Department around 10:30 a.m. on April 16 to request special permission to land on Highway 40, which is located near the Jean-Lesage International Airport in Québec, the CBC reports.

In footage of the incident shared on Facebook by Carl Samson, the plane — a Piper PA-28 Cherokee — can be seen landing smoothly on the three-lane highway amid a medium flow of traffic.

Many vehicles can be seen flashing their hazards as traffic slows around the touched-down aircraft.

One motorist even gets close enough to borderline tailgate the plane as it attempts to pull off the busy highway.

Merci Mathieu Leclerc pour le live . Arriver vers 10am ce matin . HWY 40 Quebec

Posted by Carl Samson on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Fire department spokesperson Bill Noonan told the CBC that the plane encountered a mechanical issue, forcing the pilot, who was not harmed, to make the emergency landing. Officials were able to remove the plane from the highway in less than an hour.

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