Plane Thinks It Is A Car, Lands On Busy Idaho Freeway During Rush Hour

Illustration for article titled Plane Thinks It Is A Car, Lands On Busy Idaho Freeway During Rush Hour

What are you doing, plane? You are not a car! You do not belong on the highway, with all the cars! Return from whence you came!

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The AP reports the pilot of the single-engine Cessna T210K forgot to turn on his second fuel tank, leading him to think the plane was out of gas and forcing him to land on Interstate 84 in Boise, Idaho during rush hour this morning.

He said the pilot was flying freight from Spokane, Washington, to Boise. SP Aircraft is a charter business that also offers flights into the Idaho backcountry and can move freight by air.

The spot where the plane landed is about a mile west of the Boise Airport. The landing was in the dark except for lights on the interstate, as sunrise at the time of the landing was still about an hour away.

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The plane was moved off the highway around 9 a.m. It is not known whether the plane later returned to the sky, with the birds and the clouds, where it belongs.

Silly plane!

Illustration for article titled Plane Thinks It Is A Car, Lands On Busy Idaho Freeway During Rush Hour

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Contact the author at patrick@jalopnik.com.

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“Busy Idaho Freeway During Rush Hour”

Witnesses reported that BOTH cars on the highway had to wait for the plane to be moved before the could continue their commute.