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November 15, 2012

Small plane makes emergency landing on highway

No injuries were reported after the plane was forced to land when the engine lost power

ROCKLIN, Calif. — A small plane has made an emergency landing in traffic on a highway median in the Sacramento area.

The California Highway Patrol says the aircraft landed safely Wednesday morning on a grassy center divide of Highway 65 near Rocklin as cars whizzed by. No injuries were reported.

Pilot John Mares says he was testing a new engine on the Beech BE35-33A when it lost power at about 3,500 feet, leaving him with no choice but to find a place to land.

A mechanic was on scene to see if the fuel pump failed. The highway remained open although traffic slowed down to see the plane.

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The FAA says an inspector is on the scene. The CHP will close the northbound lane if the plane is cleared to take off.

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Dan Wood Dan Wood Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:41:12 PM Guess the engine test failed. Nice landing.

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