By NBCDFW Staff
A small twin-engine aircraft made an emergency landing on U.S. Highway 80 in Kaufman County on Monday.
The FAA said the pilot landed the 1980 Piper PA-23-250 on the highway at about 2:45 p.m. near Pinson Road in Forney, northeast of Mesquite Metro Airport.
The plane came to rest in the grassy median. Though slow, traffic was still getting by on the highway.
The pilot was the only person on board the aircraft and Forney Police said the pilot was not injured. There were no reported injuries to anyone on the ground.
It’s not yet clear what forced the pilot to make the emergency landing.
The FAA is investigating and said they will post a preliminary report in the next day or so.