Small plane makes emergency landing on US 27

BSO: 2 people on board plane; No injuries reported

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Broward Sheriff's Office says a small plane made an emergency landing Tuesday evening on U.S. 27 just north of I-75.

Police said a 1959 Beechcraft 18 flew out of Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale with two people on board who were conducting training exercises.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the two had to make an emergency landing in the northbound lanes of U.S. 27 at mile marker 39, approximately six miles north of I-75.

The two pilots, identified by FHP as 54-year-old Stuart A. Hanley from Hollywood, Fla. and 67-year-old Ronald Russell from Auburn, Maine, were not injured.

The aircraft, owned by Aztec Airways, was moved from the roadway to the boat ramp near mile marker 39, said FHP.

The FAA is investigating the incident and a determination will be made Wednesday morning regarding the removal of the plane.

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