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Pilot unhurt in small plane's emergency landing on Lancaster road

Plane makes emergency landing A 42-year-old pilot escaped injury Monday when he was forced to make an emergency landing on a Lancaster road.

The pilot was preparing to land at Fox Airfield around 9 a.m. when the single-engine plane lost power, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

The pilot instead landed the plane -- with no landing gear -- on Avenue F, near 40th Street West, KTLA reported. The small aircraft skidded for about 150 yards before coming to a stop in dirt alongside the roadway.

The plane suffered minor damage to its undercarriage.

Sheriff's officials say the pilot was "very fortunate" that he was not injured. There were no passengers on board.

Traffic was directed around the plane until its landing gear was able to be deployed, allowing the aircraft to be towed to the airport.

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-- KTLA

Photo: A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a Lancaster road. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 
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