- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say the pilot of a single-engine airplane had to make an emergency landing on a rural road near the Thruway in western New York.

State police say the plane had engine problems Thursday afternoon, forcing the pilot to land on a road just north of Interstate 90 in the Genesee County town of Batavia, between Buffalo and Rochester. The stretch of road where the plane landed is surrounded by farm fields and isn’t far from state police Troop A headquarters.

No one was hurt.

The pilot reportedly had been doing touch-and-go maneuvers at the nearby the nearby county airport at the time of the accident.

Troopers say the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the emergency landing.

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