Small Plane Lands on Wyoming Highway After Engine Trouble

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WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — (Information in the following story is from: Northern Wyoming Daily News,

A pilot flying with his young grandson encountered engine trouble but safely landed his small plane on a rural Wyoming highway without hurting anybody.

The only damage occurred when the wings of the single-engine plane clipped some road marker posts as the pilot maneuvered away from traffic.

The plane landed on U.S. 20 about 6 miles north of Thermopolis on Friday. The pilot, 68-year-old George Lippincott, then steered the 1963 Mooney M20C off the road so it wouldn't block traffic.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports Lippincott and his 5-year-old grandson were headed to Thermopolis from Worland, a town about 40 miles north.