PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A small plane made an emergency landing on U.S. 27 in Pembroke Pines Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Pembroke Pines police said the plane’s pilot landed the aircraft in the highway’s southbound lanes, south of Pembroke Road, after it suffered engine trouble.
According to the Pembroke Pines Fire Department, the aircraft was on a training exercise at the time.
Officials said two people were on board; no one on the plane or the ground was hurt.
A pilot in a #singleengine #piper makes a safe landing on US 27 in Miramar following an engine problem. FAA: piston rod “let loose” ripping a hole in the engine. Two pilots were on board, no one was hurt. They add it is a rental out of North Perry Airport. https://t.co/tSF6RKg1iZ pic.twitter.com/vHSsRCxezv— Christina Boomer Vazquez, M.S. (@CBoomerVazquez) February 28, 2023
Flight tracking data showed the plane, a Piper Cherokee registered to Florida General Aviation, took off from North Perry Airport just before 1:30 p.m.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a rental. They said a piston rod “let loose,” ripping a hole in its engine.
Southbound traffic was being “temporarily delayed” until authorities can clear the roadway, police said.
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Traffic Advisory: Officers are assisting with a plane that landed in the southbound lanes of US-27, just south of Pembroke Road. The pilot has no reported injuries & landed due to engine trouble.— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) February 28, 2023
Southbound traffic is being temporarily delayed until the roadway can be cleared. pic.twitter.com/Rjk2VzRLuM