Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Alligator Alley in Broward

Officials said no one was injured after plane lands on I-75

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A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Alligator Alley near Weston Wednesday morning.

Officials said the single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing just before 10 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of the interstate at Mile Marker 40.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the pilot, a 45-year-old man, and his 60-year-old female passenger weren't injured.

The pilot reported that he had a mechanical issue that affected the engine. He was able to land the plane on the emergency shoulder of the roadway without affecting traffic, officials said.

After the plane landed, it was clipped by a landscape truck and spun into a grassy area, officials said.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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