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“Very lucky” pilot uninjured after colliding with two semi trucks during emergency interstate landing


A collision between two semi trucks and a small propeller plane yielded no injuries despite the extreme circumstances, authorities report. 

The unique accident happened on Monday, February 8th at around 6:30 p.m. in South Londonderry Township, Pennsylvania. 

According to Penn Live, the pilot made an emergency landing on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Lebanon-Lancaster Exit 266 and Harrisburg East Exit 247 due to engine failure. 

The pilot was able to successfully land on the Turnpike, but was soon struck by an oncoming tractor trailer, which pushed it into a snowbank where it was subsequently hit by a second semi truck. 

Miraculously, none of the people involved in the bizarre pile-up were injured in the accident. 

“He was very lucky,” said Mark Sites, a first responder with the Pa. Turnpike. 

The right lane of the westbound side of the Turnpike was closed until around 9 p.m. as crews worked to clear the wreckage and remove the wings from the plane for transport. 

The plane has since been hauled away and the lanes reopened. 


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