Plane safely lands on Alligator Alley

Posted at 8:51 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 09:08:50-04

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A small plane pilot made good use of Alligator Alley in a pinch Wednesday.

Florida Highway Patrol posted these photos of a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing near mile marker 33 of Interstate 75 west of Fort Lauderdale.

Troopers say there were two people on the plane at the time, but they were uninjured.

The pilot even managed to pull the plane off the roadway in order to not block any travel lanes.

NTSB was notified of the incident.

**A previous version of this story indicated the wrong day