Small plane makes emergency landing on tollway service road in Allen

Plane makes emergency landing during rush hour in Allen

A small plane made an emergency landing on the Sam Rayburn Tollway service road in Allen Thursday morning.

The pilot of the single-engine Cessna reported losing engine power before landing on the service road, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lynn Lunsford.

He landed on the northbound service road just before 9 a.m. after determining he wouldn't make it to an airport, Lunsford said. 

Viewer Michael Gonterwitz tweeted a photo of the plane, which he said landed between Custer Road and Exchange Parkway.

Only one person was on board the plane and no injuries had been reported.

The emergency landing wasn't the end of the plane's troubles Thursday. Video of it being towed away shows the plane swerving side to side down the road.

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