Not quite like movies: Plane makes emergency landing on highway

Police say Gayley had minor facial injuries and was taken to a hospital. Passenger Rodney Voisene, of Bowdoin, received a minor arm injury and was also taken to a hospital.

The plane, piloted by John Gayley, of Bowdoin, landed in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham at about 10:15 a.m. It then crashed into a guardrail off the breakdown lane. Tuesday.

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In this photo released by Maine State Police, a plane stands on its nose after striking a guardrail after it landed Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham, Maine. (Maine State Police via AP)

BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Police say a small plane made an emergency landing on an interstate in Maine, struck a guardrail and ended up nose-down on the road.

Police say traffic in the southbound lane will be disrupted when the plane is removed from the highway on Tuesday afternoon.


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The plane, a 1947 Cessna, did not hit any cars during its landing.