Plane lands in median of major Anchorage street

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 12:01 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 27-year-old pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a median of a major Anchorage street says his small plane did not have enough power to stay aloft.

The Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/ZctL6G ) says pilot Armon Tabrizi was not immediately sure where to land before deciding to put the Cessna 172RG Cutlass down in the middle of Boniface Parkway Tuesday afternoon.

None of the three on board the plane was injured, and no one on the ground was hurt.

The Cessna is owned by Land and Sea Aviation, a flight school based at the city's Merrill Field. The plane was on a routine maintenance flight.

The incident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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