Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hwy, 101 North of Forks

A small plane made an emergency landing Sunday on U.S. Highway 101 on the Olympic Peninsula, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Troopers and medics were responding to the scene, about eight miles north of Forks, after receiving reports of an aircraft landing on the highway.

According to early reports, the small fixed-wing experimental plane was able to land safely. The pilot was uninjured, and was able to maneuver the aircraft off the main roadway so that it was not blocking traffic.

It is unknown if the aircraft suffered mechanical or electrical failure yet. It was disclosed that everyone onboard is safe.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the incident.


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