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Maine Warden Service Plane Takes Off After Landing on Turnpike
04/26/2013 11:41 AM ET  

The plane landed on the Maine Turnpike in Litchfield this morning after experiencing what state officials say was a "fuel problem."

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) _ A warden service airplane and its pilot made an emergency landing on the Maine Turnpike. A couple of hours later, the plane took off again.

Officials said no one was hurt when the airplane landed in the northbound lanes in Litchfield shortly before 9 a.m. A game warden spokesman says pilot Dan Dufault had to land because the single-engine plane had "some sort of fuel problem.''

The plane had a wildlife biologist on board, along with the pilot.

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

The plane was parked off the highway at an abandoned service area for several hours before taking off again.



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