Small plane lands safely on Tamiami Trail

Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 13:40:05-05

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane landed safely on a southwest Florida highway before eventually taking off again.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was experiencing mechanical issues before landing on U.S. 41 near the Collier/Miami-Dade county line on Sunday.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Karie Partington tells the Naples Daily News ( ) that the pilot was a flight school student and was not injured.

The pilot was able to restart the plane and eventually took off a short time later.

No further details were immediately available.

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