Maitland Cops: Small plane makes emergency landing on I-4 on-ramp just north of Orlando during height of Thurs evening commuter rush

YouTube download / AP video / A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour Thursday evening and struck a car in the process. Headline Surfer and othr Central Florida news outlets, report the plane landed on an Interstate 4 on-ramp in Maitland, just north of Orlando. Nobody was hurt (May 17). 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

MAITLAND, Fla -- A small plane made an emergency landing during the height of Thursday evening's commuter rush on Interstate 4 just north of Orlando, clipping a car in the process, cops said.

Here is a synopsis of what occured in the 5:30 p.m. incident as reported by Maitland police: The plane made the emergency landing near the on-ramp from Maitland Boulevard to I-4 westbound, but not before it clipped a passing car in the landing.

The pilot of the two-seat Cherokee, Angel Garcia, reported that the aircraft ran out of fuel while he was en route to Orlando Executive Airport, forcing him to land the plane.

No injuries were reported.

Motorist stands by his car damaged by small plan that made emergency landing on I-4 north of Orlando / Headline SurferHere is a synopsis of what occured in the 5:30 p.m. incident as reported by Maitland police: The plane made the emergency landing near the on-ramp from Maitland Boulevard to I-4 westbound, but not before it clipped a passing car in the landing, as shown here.

The pilot of the two-seat Cherokee, Angel Garcia, reported that the aircraft ran out of fuel while he was en route to Orlando Executive Airport, forcing him to land the plane.

No injuries were reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration was responding.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.