Small plane lands on I-75 near Gainesville

FAA investigating

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor
FHP photo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Northbound traffic on Interstate 75 in Alachua County was blocked after a small plane made an emergency landing on the highway just before noon Thursday.

According to Alachua County Fire Rescue, the plane had mechanical problems and couldn't make it to the airport.

The plane landed safely near the State Road 121 exit. Both occupants were uninjured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

After the plane was towed off the highway to a grass median, all northbound lanes of I-75 reopened about 3 p.m. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

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