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Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Highway 36

Published On: Dec 30 2012 12:56:08 AM CST
Plane Emergency Landing

Courtesy: Don Degraw

RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A Northstate pilot is safe after making an emergency landing on Highway 36 near Red Bluff.

The pilot, Bob Miller, was forced to land on Highway 36 at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.  His single engine Cessna suffered engine failure.

Miller told KRCR News Channel 7 he was about half a mile in the air, flying from Redding to his home near Cottonwood.  His plane engine gave out in mid-air two times before he decided to land.

He called air traffic control to alert them he was making an emergency landing on Highway 36. 

He put the plane down safety, right behind some cars whose drivers were stunned to see a plane in the rear-view mirror.

“I wasn't afraid, just concerned,” said Miller.  “You do extensive training for engine op procedures.  It's part of getting a license, to handle just about anything that happens.”

Miller was not injured.