The Recorder – Two-seater plane makes emergency landing on Interstate 91 in Greenfield

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Published: 3/2/2022 7:01:37 PM

Modified: 3/2/2022 7:01:11 PM

GREENFIELD — A small two-seater plane made a safe emergency landing on Interstate 91 northbound on Wednesday, resulting in no injuries to the two occupants.

According to a tweet from Massachusetts State Police, the plane was experiencing mechanical failure, leading to the emergency landing. There was no crash, and no vehicles were involved.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. near mile marker 44.4, north of the Greenfield rotary. The aircraft could be seen off the right side of the roadway. Troopers set up flares starting at around mile marker 44.2, reducing traffic to one lane until mile marker 44.4.

Greenfield Fire Capt. John Whitney said his department was requested at 5:54 p.m., after State Police troopers had arrived on scene. He said two engines responded, as well as Fire Chief Robert Strahan.

According to State Police, troopers helped rotate the plane so traffic could pass. The Federal Aviation Administration was advised.

Just before 7 p.m., Whitney said a truck was coming to transport the aircraft to Turners Falls Municipal Airport. He said he heard the plane’s occupants had been flying from New York.

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