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Airplane Hits Truck Full of Pigs in Emergency Landing

Airplane Hits Truck Full of Pigs in Emergency Landing
A truck transporting pigs. (Sirawut Wisutipaitoon/Dreamstime)

By    |   Monday, 04 June 2018 12:59 PM

An airplane hit a truck full of pigs while trying to make an emergency landing on a Wyoming interstate Thursday afternoon.

The single-passenger biplane was traveling from Colorado to Utah when it lost power in its engine, Fox News reported.

The pilot was forced to attempt a landing on Interstate 80 near Evanston when he reportedly hit the top of a tractor-trailer transporting pigs during the descent.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol noted on Facebook that the impact caused the pilot to lose control of the plane and sent the aircraft careening into a speed limit sign and crashing on the north side of I-80 near milepost 8.

The truck meanwhile came to a controlled stop and, while the airplane and the truck both sustained damage in the collision, the pilot and truck driver escaped the ordeal unscathed.

It is unclear whether any of the pigs in transit were injured in the incident. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting investigations into the crash.

While it is certainly not an everyday occurrence to see a plane hurtling down the highway after making an emergency landing, it is also not unheard of.

Earlier this year a small plane made a safe landing on a California freeway after the engine failed and the pilot couldn’t restart.

In a separate incident last year, two people were injured when another small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway in Orange County, California, near the John Wayne Airport, after catching fire.

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