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Monday, 18 June 2018 00:02

Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing on Highway

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Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing on Highway

TUOLUMNE COUNTY - An aircraft low on fuel made an emergency landing on Highway 49 Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Officials say the Boeing Biplane took off from the Columbia Airport around 4:45pm. They received a call shortly before 5:30pm reporting the plane having to make an emergency landing because of low fuel.

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Mark Nelson

The airplane safely made an emergency landing on Highway 49 near the Stevenot Bridge. There were no vehicles on the highway at the time, and no one was injured.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to close the road while the pilot safely pushed the airplane onto the shoulder. There was no damage to the craft. The road remained closed while the plane was refueled. Shortly after the pilot was able to take off again.

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