Plane makes emergency landing on Pa. toll road

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration planned to investigate an apparent emergency landing by a small plane on a toll road in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says the two-person plane was flying from Rostraver to Waynesburg when it had propeller problems and landed on the Mon-Fayette Expressway, in Centerville, Tuesday about 11 a.m.

State troopers from the New Stanton barracks responded to the incident, in which nobody was hurt and no vehicles were damage. FAA officials were being summoned to investigate.

The pilot and his passenger were not immediately identified.

DeFebo says no property was damaged and traffic was moving well as the plane was able to move onto a ramp that leads to U.S. Route 40.

A passing motorist flagged down a state trooper to alert emergency crews to the situation.

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