Sawgrass Expressway

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Sawgrass Expressway

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A pilot is safe after a small plane made an emergency landing on the Sawgrass Expressway Friday night, shutting down several lanes of the roadway.

Florida Highway Patrol and Coral Springs police and fire officials responded to the scene around 10:30 p.m. According to officials, a Piper Aircraft made an emergency landing on the expressway just west of University Drive.

The pilot, a 29-year-old man, told authorities he'd had a mechanical issue on the plane that had affected the flow of fuel and threatened his ability to make it to his home base safely.

His landing did not affect any traffic at the time, and no injuries were caused to the pilot, who was the only occupant on the plane. The right and center lanes were blocked until the plane was removed onto the roadway's median shoulder.

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