Commuters were certainly in for a shock Tuesday afternoon when a plane made an emergency landing on a major highway in the state of New York. The New York State Police said that mechanical issues were to blame for the sudden landing of a flight that originated from out of state.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Traffic Safety Board have all helped assist in the investigation.

Plane Lands On Highway in New York State 

WIVB says that the single-engine plane made an emergency landing on Route 417 in Cattaraugus County. State Police said the plane landed in the Town of Carrollton late Tuesday afternoon.

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State Police said that an investigation determined the single prop airplane was experiencing mechanical issues and the pilot and only occupant, a 21-year-old man from Wilton, Maine, attempted an emergency landing on State Route 417.

The Olean Times Herald says the pilot landed the plane without damaging property or sustaining any injuries. The airplane was removed from the roadway.

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New York State Woman Tried to Board Plane on Tarmac to Avoid Missing Flight

We all know those people who are somehow always late and end up holding up everything. But when one New York state woman was running late for an outgoing flight back in early 2022, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

WNYT says the woman was running late for her flight out of Albany International Airport. When she ended up missing boarding time, WNYT says she went out through the security gate and then tried to board the plane while it was parked on the tarmac.

Police say she was arrested and was charged with criminal trespass and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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