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Plane lands on Washington highway

08/31/2012 10:58 EDT | Updated 10/31/2012 05:12 EDT
Drivers along Washington’s I-5 just south of Metro Vancouver witnessed a startling event Friday as a single-engine plane landed among them on the highway.

The pilot of the Cessna 182, with one other passenger aboard, was forced to make the emergency landing about 1:45 p.m. PT when he developed engine trouble during his approach to Bellingham airport.

One of the plane's tires glanced off the roof of a car driving north on the highway, but the plane still landed safely and there were no injuries.

The pilot, Tony Dulley, 47, who’d been on a 400-kilometre flight from Spokane, managed to taxi the aircraft three kilometres to a gas station.

Dulley later got a police escort for the plane as he taxied it to the Bellingham airport.

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