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Plane makes emergency landing on I17 near Sunset Point
« on: September 07, 2023, 05:59:01 AM »
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/plane-lands-on-i-17-near-sunset-point
(nice he even pulled over !  Looking for the audio now)

A small plane made an emergency landing on I-17 near Sunset Point on Wednesday night, ADOT says.

The occupant in the plane was safe, and no lanes were blocked, ADOT said on Sept. 6 around 6:50 p.m.
Arizona DPS explained a bit more about what happened.

At around 5:40 p.m., authorities got a call from Phoenix Sky Harbor Air Traffic Control about a plane coming from St. George Utah to Mesa's Falcon Field Airport that was having an engine malfunction and needed to make an emergency landing.

"A short time later, DPS troopers arrived on the scene to find a Cessna 172 aircraft parked on the right shoulder of I-17 just north of Sunset Point. The pilot was the only occupant on board, complained of no injuries, and no damage was done to the aircraft," DPS said.

Sunset Point is close to Black Canyon City and about 60 miles from Phoenix.