MIRAMAR, Fla. – A small plane remained on the side of U.S. Route 27 on Wednesday morning, just one day after it made an emergency landing on the highway.
The Piper PA-28 was flying from Immokalee to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines when the pilot experienced an engine-related problem and was forced to land in the northbound lanes of the busy highway.
Terry Cress was able to land the plane safely and maneuvered it into a turning lane, just north of the Miami-Dade County line in Miramar.
Cress and his passenger weren't injured.
The plane couldn't fit on a flatbed truck to be moved, so a team was scheduled to return Wednesday to disassemble the wings and remove it.