Small airplane makes emergency landing on Sawgrass Expressway

No injuries after Saturday morning incident
Posted at 1:40 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 19:19:23-05

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida expressway Saturday, temporarily closing a stretch of the southbound lanes of the toll road in Coral Springs.

Coral Springs police said there were no injuries after the single-engine airplane touched down Saturday morning. By 12:30 p.m. the aircraft was removed and traffic reopened.

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The Miami Herald reported it was the not the first time an airplane has made an emergency landing on the Sawgrass Expressway.

Last August, a small plane was forced to land on the roadway after experiencing mechanical problems. There were no injuries then either.