Actually, the lead photo is from a previous incident . . . Because we live in an imperfect world and this kinda thing happens more often than people think . . .
Here's the word from this morning's highway landing strip scare . . .
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the small plane landed on I-70 westbound at mile marker 26, east of Grain Valley.
The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate.
The Highway Patrol reports the pilot was the only person onboard and suffered minor injuries.
A worthwhile update . . .
"The pilot was arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated, the patrol said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
SOURCE: MoDOT A pilot is alive after making an emergency landing on Interstate 70 early Friday morning.The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the small plan landed on I-70 westbound at mile marker 26, east of Grain Valley.The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate.The Highway Patrol reports the pilot was the only person onboard and suffered minor injuries.Traffic heading west into the Kansas City metro could be impacted Friday morning as crews investigate the emergency landing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a small plane landed on I-70 overnight. Officials say they were called to the area just after 2:30 a.m. According to the Highway Patrol's initial report, the plane landed on the highway for an unknown reason.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (KCTV) - A single-engine prop airplane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 70 east of Grain Valley early Friday morning, hitting no vehicles and causing no serious injuries in the process. Missouri State Highway Patrol and local authorities were called around 2:45 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The westbound lanes of I-70 near Grain Valley were closed early Friday morning after an airplane landed on the highway. Initial reports came in at about 3 a.m. that the plane landed for an unknown reason. The pilot was the only person on board the plane and had minor injuries.