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Montana pilot makes emergency landing on Idaho highway

July 20, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana pilot made an emergency landing on an Idaho highway after having engine trouble.

Fifty-three-year-old Scott Morledge-Hampton, of Billings, was headed to an airport north of Spokane, Washington, but ended up on Idaho Highway 97.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to a distress call, along with Idaho state police and local firefighters.

The Billings Gazette reports Morledge-Hampton was the only person inside the Beechcraft Bonanza, a single-engine propeller plane.

Crews arrived to find that Morledge-Hampton unhurt and his plane undamaged.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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