Two Big Rigs Struck When Small Plane is Forced to Make Emergency Landing on PA Turnpike

Lancaster, PA – Two truckers operating along the Pennsylvania Turnpike received quite a surprise on Monday evening when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

According to the PA Turnpike Commission, a small Cessna aircraft experiencing engine failure made an emergency landing at approximately 6:30 p.m. along Interstate 76 West near mile marker 257.9.


As the plane made its hasty descent, it clipped two big rigs before touching down in the right westbound lane, investigators said.

Impressively, the pilot was able to navigate the plane to a safe stop.

Two people where inside the plane at the time.

Incredibly, officials indicate no serious injuries were reported from the incident.


A stretch of the roadway was shut down for approximately 3 hours.

The identities of those involved have not been released.

The incident remains under investigation.



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