WESTON (CBSMiami) – A section of Alligator Alley turned into a runway Wednesday morning for the pilot of a small plane.
The single-engine aircraft developed a mechanical issue and the 45-year-old pilot was forced to land on the shoulder of I-75 at Mile Marker 40. The plane landed safely and neither he nor his passenger were injured.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Launches Building Blocks Fund For Affordable Housing
The City of Weston said in an “unfortunate twist of events” a landscape truck clipped a wing of the plane and spun it further into the grass area.
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The aircraft came to final rest in the grass shoulder facing traffic and the small truck came to final rest in the right emergency shoulder.MORE NEWS: Florida Man Who Killed Co-Worker Over Affair Gets Life In Prison
The right lane remains blocked until the airplane is safely removed from I-75.