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Pilot successfully lands a plane on Loudoun Parkway

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Around 12:50 p.m. Friday January 19 a 27-year-old Pilot from Florida had to make an emergency landing on the Loudoun Parkway.

Shortly after taking off from Dulles International Airport the plane had to make the emergency landing.

The plane rolled to the right side of the road and managed to escape, striking any vehicles, and left no one injured.

There was a total of 7 people on the Cessna 208 Caravan including the Pilot, Co-Pilot and 4 adults and a 15-year-old male.

Those familiar with a situation like this call it a miracle that no one was hurt.

Commending the pilot for an incredible job of putting the plane down in what is an extremely difficult situation between moving vehicles and escaping injuries according the WTOP report.

Virginia State Police, Loudoun County Authorities, and Federal Aviation Administration Officials continue to investigate why the plane struggled right after takeoff.

The plane was reportedly on its way to Lancaster Pennsylvania before it had to land, leaving northbound lanes of the road near Arcola Mills Drive blocked until shortly after 6 p.m. January 19.

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