NEWS - "Student pilot safely lands on freeway"

Updated: Jan 17


The pilot of this plane was forced to land on the freeway after experiencing engine trouble. Photo courtesy UHP

BOX ELDER COUNTY - January 16, 2022


A student pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on I-15 Sunday morning, January 16, shutting down northbound traffic for a time.


A report from Utah Highway Patrol said the plane had engine trouble about 11:40 a.m., requiring the pilot to bring the aircraft down at approximately MM 365.


The landing was made safely without any mishap and no one was injured. The location of the plane shut down one lane of traffic for an hour and a half.


The FAA is currently investigating the incident.


One northbound travel lane was closed for over an hour Sunday morning after a plane landed on I-15 about MM 365. Photo courtesy UHP