The plane makes an emergency landing on I-70, pilot drunk

A pilot is lucky to be alive after making an emergency landing on a busy stretch of interstate in the Kansas City area early Friday morning – authorities believe the man was intoxicated. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a small plane landed on the westbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 26, east of Grain Valley, early Friday. The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate. Authorities said the pilot was the only person on board and suffered minor injuries. The fact that no motorists were injured and that the pilot went away becomes more incredible after the authorities learned that the pilot was drunk. The preliminary investigation, released by the highway patrol on Friday morning, states that the pilot sent radio in an emergency landing after running out of fuel. He turned out to be drunk and under arrest. Officials with the highway patrol have identified the pilot as 35-year-old John T. Seesing. Authorities said they suspect poisoning by a combination of alcohol and drugs. The plane hit a crash barrier during the emergency landing. No other injuries were reported.Flight Aware shows the pilot and the plane in question flew out of the Kansas City area early Thursday morning before landing in Daytona Beach, Florida. Flight path records show the plane then left Florida late Thursday night before making an emergency landing on Interstate Road early Friday. Authorities said it was fortunate that this crash happened in the early morning hours, when there are fewer cars on the interstate road. MSHP records show Seesing faces six possible charges: DWI, C and I involve a crash, a crime in possession of a controlled substance, a crime of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia . The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate this incident. The crews were able to tow the plane off the road around 5:30 p.m.

A pilot is lucky to be alive after making an emergency landing on a busy stretch of interstate in the Kansas City area early Friday morning – authorities believe the man was intoxicated.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a small plane landed on the westbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 26, east of Grain Valley, early Friday.

The plane was able to avoid all vehicles on the interstate road.

Authorities said the pilot was the only person on board and suffered minor injuries.

The fact that no motorists were injured and that the pilot went away becomes more incredible after the authorities learned that the pilot was drunk.

The preliminary investigation, released by the highway patrol on Friday morning, states that the pilot sent radio in an emergency landing after running out of fuel. He turned out to be drunk and under arrest.

Officials with the highway patrol have identified the pilot as 35-year-old John T. Seesing. Authorities said they suspect poisoning by a combination of alcohol and drugs.

The plane hit a crash barrier during the emergency landing. No other injuries were reported.

Flight Aware shows that pilot and the plane in question flew out of the Kansas City area early Thursday morning before landing in Daytona Beach, Florida. Flight path records show the plane then left Florida late Thursday night before making an emergency landing on Interstate Road early Friday.

Authorities said it was fortunate that this crash happened in the early morning hours, when there are fewer cars on the interstate road.

MSHP records show Seesing faces six possible charges: DWI, C and I involve a crash, a crime in possession of a controlled substance, a crime of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia .

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate this incident.

The crews were able to tow the plane off the road around 5:30 p.m.

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