Plane Lands On Highway In Hair Raising Video That Left Motorists Stunned

An airplane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Blue Ridge Mountain Highway. (Screenshot)
Share on social

On Thursday, Swain County Sheriff’s office released a Go-Pro video to Facebook showing a frightening emergency landing by a small plane on a highway in the blue Ridge Mountains on July 4th weekend. The incident happened on Highway 74 near Sandlin Ridge on Sunday, said the Smoky Mountain Times.

The pilot Vincent Fraser said that he was flying with his father-in-law when an engine began to fail. Watch what happened next.

YouTube player

“I started going through my checklist and I was able to get the aircraft to restart and kind of fly a little bit, but she would only fly for 3 to 5 seconds, and then she would come back down and start to sink again,” Fraser said.

He looked for a place to land but was forced to land on the highway because he was in the mountains.

“By the grace of God, I looked to my left, and you couldn’t see it before because, you know, it’s just all valleys and mountains, but there’s a road — that road that I landed on just right there, perfectly lined up,” he said.

Foster was recorded by WLOS seen below in an interview.

YouTube player

The video was posted by Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran and he thanked everyone involved in bringing the plane down safely.

“We are thankful that no injuries occurred during this emergency landing and the plane is safely back in the air,” Cochran said.

“We have had plane crashes in Swain prior to this but I don’t remember an emergency landing ever happening,” Cochran continued. “This pilot did an outstanding job not only landing safely on a busy four lane (highway) on a holiday weekend but he kept his composure and safely guided the plane off the 4 lane to a safe spot that did not interfere with traffic.”

Drivers on the road pulled over and got off the road for the air craft, said WYFF 4 News.

Scary Video Shows Couple Driving In Their Car And Narrowly Avoiding Stray Bullet

Foster will be flying back to Florida after his trip and the aircraft is already able to fly again. Hopefully, he stays safe in the air.

It’s easy to think that we would be ready for a situation like this, but that’s not always true. This man really kept his composure. Do you think you could keep your composure during something like this?

Plane Lands On Highway In Hair Raising Video That Left Motorists Stunned

Joel Bailey

Joel Bailey is a social commentator and writer at the Next News Network. He graduated from Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts and was adopted from Africa. He is proof of the American dream and learned conservative values at a young age.
Stay Updated

Get us in your inbox

By subscribing you agree to our Privacy Policy

New & Trending
Latest Videos
sponsored
Follow us