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'What an outstanding job' | Plane makes emergency landing on North Carolina highway

The Swain County Sheriff's Office released a video of a pilot landing a plane without any accidents or injuries.
Credit: Swain County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
Video released by the Swain County Sheriff's Office shows a plane landing on Highway 74 in North Carolina.

SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — A pilot captured a video making an emergency landing on Highway 74 on Sunday, according to a Facebook post from a sheriff's office.

Swain County deputies said a pilot was able to successfully land a plane without injuries. Then posted this video from the pilot's GoPro camera from the cockpit on Facebook.

This is the view from the pilots go pro camera from the cockpit of the plane on the emergency landing on Hwy. 74 on Sunday July 3, 2022. What an OUTSTANDING job and no injuries. AMAZING If you look closely at 0:20 you will see the power lines the pilot was able to avoid. There were so many things that could have been catastrophic but they didn't happen. Sheriff Curtis Cochran

Posted by Swain County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 7, 2022

In the video, you could see drivers alert, slowing down, and making room for the plane and it landed safely on the highway. 

Sheriff Cochran said, 'What an OUTSTANDING job' and no injuries. AMAZING If you look closely at 0:20 you will see the power lines the pilot was able to avoid. There were so many things that could have been catastrophic but they didn't happen.'

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