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Maine Warden Service Plane Lands on Turnpike
04/26/2013 10:59 AM ET  

The Maine Turnpike Authority says the airplane landed in the northbound lanes in Litchfield shortly before 9 a.m. after experienceing a "fuel problem."

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) _ A warden service airplane and its pilot are safe following an emergency landing on the Maine Turnpike.

The Maine Turnpike Authority says the airplane landed in the northbound lanes in Litchfield shortly before 9 a.m.

No one was hurt.

A game warden spokesman says pilot Dan Dufault had to land because the single-engine plane had "some sort of fuel problem.'' The plane was parked off the highway at an abandoned service area while officials assessed the aircraft.

A search of the Federal Aviation Administration database shows the plane is a military trainer version of the Cessna 172.



 

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