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Plane lands on highway in Rusk County

Plane lands on highway in Rusk County
Photo from: Joel Robinson/KETK Viewer

POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:39am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:46am

A pilot made an emergency landing on an East Texas highway Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just before 5:00 p.m.

Authorities tell KETK, the pilot ran out of fuel, and was forced to land on Hwy. 259 in Rusk County, about half a mile north of the Nacogdoches county line.

The pilot of the small plane is from Lousiana, but there is no word on his planned destination.

He  told officials that the navigation in his plane went out, and he ran out of fuel. He managed to land the plane safely and move it out of traffic.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

The plane has been moved to another location, and the Federal Aviation Administration will arrive on Thursday to investigate the incident.

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