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Light aircraft makes forced landing on highway


KULAI: A four-seater light aircraft made a forced landing (pix) on KM47.7 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) after developing engine problems today.

It is learnt that two pilots, both Singaporeans, took off in the aircraft at about 10.50am from the Senai International Airport, Johor at about 10.50am and were en route to Malacca when the incident occurred just 15 minutes into the flight.

The aircraft was flying at about 5,000 feet when its engine suffered loss of power.

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After the pilots’ attempts to regain normal flight failed, they decided to land the single-engine aircraft on the highway.

The pilots managed to safely land the aircraft in the midst of moving traffic on the NSE.

Both men were unhurt and the aircraft was not damaged in the incident.

Police who were alerted went to the scene before traffic police went on duty to ensure traffic flow was smooth.

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The US-registered aircraft that was parked by the shoulder of the highway drew the attention of amused passing motorists, many of whom took photos and videos before sharing it in the social media.

As reported by Highlights. Continue reading this article at Highlights

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