Small plane makes emergency landing; no injuries

Posted: 05/08/13 at 12:00 am EDT      Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 11:07 pm EDT

BROWARD, Fla. (WHDH) -- A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75, Wednesday.

As crews moved the Cessna 172 aircraft to a rest area parking lot after it made an emergency landing, the pilot did not want to speak to the media. "No comment," said the pilot when a reporter asked a question.

The pilot along with a student pilot were on their way from North Perry Airport to Naples when they had trouble. "He apparently said that he lost power, the oil pressure dropped so he knew it was time to find a safe place to land," said Broward Fire Rescue Mike Jackles.

The pilot safely landed the aircraft on the westbound lanes of Interstate 75 near mile marker 32 on Alligator Alley. "Its a pretty long run way it goes all the way to Fort Lauderdale to Naples, so he put it down and there were no injuries, traffic was not effected," said Jackles.

The plane is owned by Christiansen Aviation. It was moved from the roadway to the boat ramp to be disassembled.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident to determine the cause of the emergency landing.

No one was injured.

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