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Plane makes emergency landing on side of U.S. Highway 27

Pilot says 'engine roughness' forced him to land

A small plane made an emergency landing Sunday morning on the side of U.S. Highway 27 in Broward County.
A small plane made an emergency landing Sunday morning on the side of U.S. Highway 27 in Broward County.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A pilot and two passengers onboard a single-engine Cessna 172 were forced to land along the side of U.S. Highway 27, just south of Interstate 75, Sunday morning after experiencing some mechanical issues.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the men were coming from the North Palm Beach County Airport and were headed to the Florida Keys.

The pilot, who didn't want to be identified, told Local 10 News that he experienced "engine roughness" and did not want to further jeopardize the flight.

No one was injured after the emergency landing.