Aircraft makes emergency landing on NJ Turnpike


Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — A single-engine plane reporting on traffic made an emergency landing on the New Jersey Turnpike on Monday, inadvertently becoming the cause of a morning rush-hour jam. No injuries were reported.

Turnpike Authority spokesman Joe Orlando says the plane with two people aboard landed in the northbound lanes in Cherry Hill just before 7 a.m., about five miles east of Philadelphia.

Metro Networks spokeswoman Christine Miller says the plane was hired to provide traffic reports for Philadelphia's KYW-AM and KYW-TV.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the landing was precautionary because of a low oil pressure indicator.

A truck was brought in to get the plane off to the side of the turnpike, where traffic was getting through only the shoulder.

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