Does anybody else have an irrational fear that a plane is going to land on them while they’re driving down the interstate? No? Just me?
A small plane had to make an emergency landing on I-12 near Pumpkin Center, Louisiana the other day, and the whole thing was captured on video.
The plane’s pilot reported losing oil pressure just 15 miles after taking off from a nearby airport. He chose I-12 as the best place to touch down, but I have to wonder why he thought it would be okay to put other’s lives in danger to save his own?
I don’t know what you’re supposed to do in this situation, but this clearly could have ended terribly for the pilot and for those in the cars driving while he landed. Thankfully, nobody was injured, but damn that could have been a real disaster if things would have gone different.
Check out the video and photos of the incident below.
— bj richard (@bjrichard1017) October 28, 2021
Interstate 12 Traffic Advisory:
Troopers are currently on scene of a crash involving a small plane and a vehicle on I-12 westbound near Pumpkin Center. Please avoid the area and expect traffic delays. pic.twitter.com/I7HgukouxY
— LA State Police (@LAStatePolice) October 28, 2021
New photos show a plane that crash landed along I-12 and struck a car on its way down. Authorities say no one was seriously hurt.
— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) October 28, 2021
It appears everyone is okay. But, I did not know cable barriers worked on airplanes. It’s good to know. This is on I-12 near Pumpkin Center. The things we see @La_DOTD amazes me sometimes. pic.twitter.com/i8kA9hytPr
— Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. (@onevisionary) October 28, 2021