Small Plane Lands On Oregon Interstate

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(Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon after losing power on its way to Portland.

State police say there were no injuries Wednesday when the four-seat Cessna landed north of Roseburg.

The pilot was identified as 38-year-old Marc Girardet of Tenmile and he had a 56-year-old passenger.

Investigators say the plane was about 20 minutes into its flight from Roseburg to Portland when the problem arose. Girardet tried to return to Roseburg, but had to make the emergency stop on the freeway. He safely steered the plane to the center median.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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