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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Western Slope

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Emergency landing of a small plane on the shoulder of Hwy. 50 (credit: CBS)

Emergency landing of a small plane on the shoulder of Hwy. 50 (credit: CBS)

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DELTA, Colo. (AP) – No injuries have been reported after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway in Delta.

Delta police spokeswoman Jamie Head said the plane left Grand Junction on Thursday and traveled about 40 miles before losing power.

Head said the pilot tried to make it to a nearby airport, but was forced to land on Highway 50. The plane did not hit any vehicles and the pilot was able to move to the shoulder of the highway. The highway was temporarily closed.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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