Plane makes emergency landing on I-35 in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) - A plane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 35 in Gainesville just after 10:30 Tuesday night.
The single engine plane flown by a Tucson, Arizona, man was headed east when the plane’s engine failed.
The passenger of the plane, who had previous piloting experience, took over and flew the plane under the US-82 bridge and landed in the southbound lanes of I-35.
While it was grounded, a semi-truck headed southbound hit the left wing of the plane, causing minor damage to both the plane and the semi.
No one was injured, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Troopers and Gainesville police needed to block off the interstate.
While troopers were still at that scene, a man crashed into two law enforcement SUVs that were blocking traffic on I-35 around 12:35 a.m.
A driver in a pickup was headed southbound on I-35 when they hit a Gainesville police SUV near mile marker 498.
The Gainesville police SUV then hit a state trooper SUV after impact.
The driver was taken to Cooke County Jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
No one was injured in that collision.
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