MIAMI (WHDH) — A pilot’s emergency landing turned a road into a runway, leaving drivers shocked as the small plane merged into oncoming traffic in Miami Saturday afternoon.
The pilot of a single-engine Piper J-5A Cub touched down on Krome Avenue, about one and a half miles from Tamiami Executive Airport.
Juliette Vega-Gonzalez and Anthony Gonzalez witnessed the scene unfold.
“I started seeing the shadows on the trees on the side of Krome Avenue and it looked like a big bird and then I looked over the windshield and I noticed that there was a plane flying over us,” Vega-Gonzalez recalled.
“When I saw it, it was already kind of going to the side and going the opposite way of traffic and I was like, ‘Wow, that’s going down,'” Gonzalez said.
Vega-Gonzalez says thankfully cars stopped to let the plane land.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot is OK and that they are investigating what caused the emergency landing.
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