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Plane makes emergency landing on Highway

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(KATV) Crawford County - Engine trouble forced a pilot in Arkansas to make an emergency landing on a two lane highway. Monday morning, the plane had just taken off when something went wrong with the engine.

The single engine plane reportedly took off from a Fort Smith Airport.

The pilot was able to land safely on Highway 59, in Barling, just outside of Fort Smith.

Several men and a state trooper had to push the plane off the highway until help could arrive to fix the engine. 

The pilot, from Texas, was the only person in the plane and he was not injured. There wasn't damage to the plane.

Arkansas State Police were on the scene of the incident. The plane was reportedly inspected by officials with the Federal Aviation Administration after the engine was repaired on the scene. The highway was closed briefly to allow the pilot to use it as a run way to take off.

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