Plane lands on U.S. 380 in Bridgeport

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A Cessna 172 single-engine plane made an emergency landing on U.S. 380 in Bridgeport Sunday afternoon around 1:45. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lloyd McKinney said pilot Christopher Brawley of Haslet began experiencing engine problems as he was flying east from Bridgeport. He initially tried to fly to the Decatur Municipal Airport before deciding to turn around and head to the Bridgeport Municipal Airport. Brawley sent out a “mayday” call when it became apparent that the plane would not make it to the airport. Bridgeport Police Chief Randy Singleton was driving up to the scene as Brawley brought the plane down on U.S. 380 between 16th Street and Overland Drive. “It looked like a perfect runway landing, except it was on a U.S. highway,” Singleton said. Brawley taxied into a gravel parking lot. No one was injured.

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