Fuel Malfunction Prompts Emergency Plane Landing on New Jersey Highway

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on February 21, 2011

The Daily Record reports that a plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 80 in New Jersey recently because of a mechanical problem.

According to the article, the plane, a single-engine Cessna, is owned by the federal government and was being used for local homeland security training. Around 2:30 p.m., a fuel line malfunction forced the plane to make an emergency landing on the eastbound express lanes on Interstate 80 after it was unable to complete a return to Teterboro Airport.

A law enforcement officer and a flight instructor were aboard the aircraft, along with the pilot, and no one suffered injuries in the emergency landing.

An incident like this could have been much worse. It is fortunate the pilot, those onboard, and motorists on the freeway were not seriously injured. However, not all emergency plane landings are as successful.

New Jersey plane accidents that can be attributed to pilot error, improper maintenance of the aircraft, defective plane components, air traffic controller error and other factors are usually compensable. Responsible parties can be held liable for the accident and any harm caused to passengers and innocent bystanders.

The New Jersey plane accident attorneys at Blume Forte have significant experience in litigating aviation accident cases. Our firm has the experience and resources needed to pursue a complex claim properly. Call 973-635-5400 for no-cost legal advice regarding your potential claim.

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