Drunk pilot forced to make emergency landing on US motorway

Drunk pilot forced to make emergency landing on US motorway. Image: Rex Wholster/Shutterstock.com

NEWS flooding social media on Friday, July 15 reveals that a drunk pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 70 highway after running out of fuel.

Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that the pilot was forced to land on the motorway after running out of fuel, however, they also confirmed that the pilot was drunk and subsequently arrested.

“Interstate 70 (westbound lanes) BLOCKED by an AIRCRAFT!” the MSHP wrote.

“Initial report is a small plane landed on the highway for an unknown reason. The pilot was the only person onboard w/ minor injuries. NO vehicles were hit!”

They went on to reveal further details about the incident, which occurred in the early hours of the morning in the US state of Missouri.

“The plane had run out of fuel! The pilot communicated via radio and made an emergency landing. There was a minor collision w/ a guardrail,” they said.

“The pilot was found to be intoxicated & arrested. He was released to a local hospital for treatment of minor injury.”

According to the state patrol, the plane landed within Jackson County near Grain Valley by the 26-mile marker.

The aircraft was later removed.


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