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Plane Crash-Lands on Fla. Highway

July 12, 2001

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) _ A twin-engine plane crash-landed on an Interstate highway Thursday, hitting seven cars and spewing fuel. There were no serious injuries.

The pilot of the Piper Seneca lost power after taking off from Boca Raton Airport, said Kathleen Burgen, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman. The crash landing on Interstate 95 was about two miles from the airport and 40 miles north of Miami.

``The pilot was over a residential area and tried to stay away from it,″ highway patrol Lt. John Bagnardi said. ``The next closest available spot was I-95.″

The identities of the pilot and his passenger were not immediately released.

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