Engine failure forces plane to make emergency landing on Georgia interstate, officials say

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — A plane made an emergency landing on a Georgia interstate Sunday afternoon, according to officials.

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The Troup County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a small plane made an emergency landing on I-185 northbound near the 36-mile marker.

The plane landed near the Troup/Harris County lines just before 2 p.m.


Officials said the pilot reported engine failure but was able to land safely.

Authorities said the pilot was able to steer the Cessna 150 airplane to the east shoulder of I-185.

Although there were no reports of injuries, officials said the pilot was shaken up from the experience.

The sheriff’s office said I-185 is open but drivers should expect traffic delays as first responders are actively working.

The pilot’s identity has not been released.

The sheriff’s office said the pilot was alone and was traveling from Tuskegee, Alabama to Williamson, Georgia.

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