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Crop duster makes emergency landing on Belle Glade highway

Pilot uninjured after reporting mechanical problem, landing plane on US Highway 98
Crop duster plane on US Highway 98 in Belle Glade
Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 13:39:18-04

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — An agricultural plane made an emergency landing Wednesday morning on a Belle Glade highway.

The single-engine crop duster landed on U.S. Highway 98 near Hatton Highway about 10:30 a.m. after the pilot reporter a mechanical problem, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

She said the pilot was the only person on board.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the pilot wasn't injured.

The FAA is investigating the incident.