Small Plane Makes Amazing Emergency Landing Amid Traffic on Canadian Highway

Drivers on a highway near Quebec City, Canada, were taken by surprise when a small plane made an emergency landing among them.

The plane landed on Highway 40 near St-Augustin-de-Desmaures around 10:40 a.m. Officials did not say why the plane needed to land immediately.

The aircraft managed to land without incident and nobody was injured. In a video of the landing, motorists can be seen slowing down to give the plane room to reach the ground.

The clip shows the Piper PA-28 Cherokee descending between cars and landing as traffic behind it slows to a crawl.

The emergency landing took place just south of Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.

Sgt. Helene Nepton of the provincial police said: "We received calls mentioning that an airplane was landing on westbound Highway 40. Fortunately, the aircraft landed without a collision, and then no one was injured. In fact, traffic was able to resume quickly in the area."

Last year, a Canadian passenger woke up trapped on a dark and empty plane hours after she had reached her destination. What was supposed to be a quick, 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec City to Toronto Pearson International Airport turned into a "nightmare" for Tiffany Adams.

Her friend and travel partner, ‎Deanna Noel-Dale, posted the first-hand account to Canada Air's Facebook page.

"My flight home, I got super comfy reading my book, happy I scored my row all to myself (flight was about 1/4 full)," Adams, who said she suffered a panic attack, recalled.

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The plane landed in the middle of a Quebec Highway Twitter/Lauthfee

"I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5-hour flight. I wake up around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold, still strapped in my seat, in complete darkness."

After waking up, Adams said she attempted to use her phone to call a friend but the battery died within a minute. Panicking, she started searching the plane for a flashlight and eventually found one in the cockpit, she said. She detailed using it to flash SOS signals out of the window and then using it to help her unlatch the door near the flight attendant's seat.

Once she had the door open, she said she began flashing the light against the body of the plane, hoping someone on the ground would notice the reflection and glare. Eventually, it worked.

"When I see the luggage cart driving towards me, I am literally dangling my legs out of the plane," she said. "He is in shock asking how the heck they left me on the plane. I'm wondering the same."

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