VIDEO: Small plane lands on Washington state road, shocking drivers

Police dashcam was recording as a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy road

Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one.

The Washington State Patrol says the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed Thursday on the street in the city of Parkland, south of Tacoma.

Trooper Johnna Batiste says the pilot was able to land during a break in traffic after a fuel system malfunction caused the plane to stall. Video shows it stopping just before an intersection.

Driver Dennis Diessner told Seattle TV station KOMO that the plane came so close to his car that he thought he could have reached out and touched it. He says he pulled over to make sure the pilot was OK.

ALSO READ: Plane makes forced landing on highway in Surrey, B.C.

Batiste says a trooper who was nearby helped the pilot push the plane into a parking lot.

The Associated Press

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