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Plane makes emergency landing on I-70, pilot intoxicated

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Plane makes emergency landing on I-70, pilot intoxicated


A pilot survived an emergency landing on a busy interstate in the Kansas City area early Friday morning — authorities believe the man was intoxicated. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that a small aircraft landed in the westbound lane of I. -70 Mile Mark 26, east of Grain Valley, early Friday. The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate. Authorities said the pilot, the only person on board, suffered minor injuries. The fact that no driver was injured and the pilot walked away became even more incredible after learning that authorities believed the pilot was drunk. A preliminary investigation released by the Highway Patrol on Friday morning showed the pilot made an emergency landing after running out of fuel. He was found drunk and arrested. Highway Patrol officials have identified the pilot as 35-year-old John T. Sisin. Authorities said they suspected poisoning from a combination of alcohol and drugs. The plane did hit the guardrail during the emergency landing. No other damage reported. Flight Aware shows the pilot and plane in question flew out of the Kansas City area Thursday morning before landing in Daytona Beach, Florida. Flight path records show the plane left Florida late Thursday before making an emergency landing on the interstate early Friday. Fortunately, the crash happened in the early hours of the morning when there were fewer cars on the interstate, authorities said. MSHP records show Seesing faces six possible charges: DWI, C and I involving a crash, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of a drug paraphernalia. The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate the incident.The crew was able to tow the plane off the road at around 5.30am

Grain Valley, Missouri—

A pilot survived an emergency landing on a busy interstate in the Kansas City area Friday morning — authorities believe the man was intoxicated.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that a small plane landed on the westbound lane of I-70 early Friday at the 26th mile marker east of Grain Valley.

The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate.

Authorities said the pilot, the only person on board, suffered minor injuries.

The fact that no driver was injured and the pilot walked away became even more incredible after learning that authorities believed the pilot was drunk.

A preliminary investigation released by the Highway Patrol on Friday morning showed the pilot made an emergency landing after running out of fuel. He was found drunk and arrested.

Highway Patrol officials have identified the pilot as 35-year-old John T. Sisin. Authorities said they suspected poisoning from a combination of alcohol and drugs.

The plane did hit the guardrail during the emergency landing. No other damage was reported.

Flight Aware shows the pilot and associated plane flew out of the Kansas City area Thursday morning before landing in Daytona Beach, Florida. Flight path records show the plane left Florida late Thursday before making an emergency landing on the interstate early Friday.

Fortunately, the crash occurred in the early hours of the morning when there were fewer cars on the interstate, authorities said.

MSHP records show Seesing faces six possible charges: DWI, C and I involving a crash, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of a drug paraphernalia.

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate the incident.

The crew was able to tow the plane off the road around 5.30am

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