Small Plane Lands on Idaho Interstate During Rush Hour

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 13, 2015 Updated: October 13, 2015

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A single-engine aircraft made a belly landing on Interstate 84 in Boise, Idaho, right at the start of rush hour traffic Tuesday morning.

Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft touched down about 7 a.m. on the eastbound lanes and that there are no immediate reports of injuries or vehicles involved.

A small plane makes an emergency landing on I-84 in Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft touched down about 7 a.m. on the eastbound lanes and that there are no immediate reports of injuries or vehicles involved. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
A small plane makes an emergency landing on I-84 in Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Two law enforcement agencies say the small craft touched down about 7 a.m. on the eastbound lanes and that there are no immediate reports of injuries or vehicles involved. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

It’s not clear if the small plane’s landing gear failed to deploy or collapsed during the landing. The craft’s propeller appears bent from striking the pavement.

The landing was in the dark except for lights on the interstate, as sunrise at the time of the landing was still about an hour away.

The spot where the plane landed is about a mile west of the Boise Airport. It’s not clear if the plane had just left the airport or was trying to get there.

Traffic was backing up on the interstate. An Idaho State Police dispatcher says crews are working to clear the scene.