Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Maine Turnpike


LITCHFIELD, Maine (WGGB) — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Maine highway Friday morning.

The Maine Turnpike Authority says the small plane ran out of fuel Friday morning, and came down onto the northbound side of the Maine Turnpike, near mile-marker 95 in Litchfield.

The plane was moved off the highway into a service plaza, while it awaited to be refueled.

Our ABC affiliate WMTW-TV reports that the plane is owned by the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The station adds that a warden and a biologist were flying to Auburn, Maine to survey bald eagles when the incident occurred.

No injuries were reported.

The turnpike authority adds that the plane has been refueled, and authorities will be stopping northbound traffic shortly, so the plane can take off.

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