Small plane makes emergency landing on Washington highway

Small plane makes emergency landing on Washington highway
Washington State Patrol 

PARKLAND, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol’s dashcam captured video of a small plane making an emergency landing on a highway during Thursday morning’s commute.

The video shows a plane handing on a stretch of State Route 7 near 138th Street south of Tacoma at about 8:15 a.m.

Trooper Johnna Batiste said the plane had to make an emergency landing because of a fuel system malfunction. The plane landed safely and no one was hurt.

The trooper who witnessed the incident said he had no prior knowledge that the pilot was having technical difficulties. He quickly made a U-turn and followed the plane

“After 21 years with the patrol, this is a first for him,” Batiste tweeted.