BELLINGHAM — A small plane with mechanical problems has landed safely on I-5.
Washington state Patrol Trooper Brandon Lee says the small plane experienced mechanical issues that cut fuel to the engines just before descending to a Bellingham airport Friday afternoon.
Lee says the 47-year-old pilot then decided to land the plane on the freeway. He says the plane struck another car, but otherwise landed safely.
The trooper says the plane then taxied about 2 miles on the freeway before exiting and parking at an AMPM convenience store, where it parked as the pilot waited for authorities.
He says neither the pilot nor his 48-year-old woman passenger were injured.
It wasn’t immediately known what kind of plane the man was flying.
The pilot was flying from Spokane to Bellingham.