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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On Kentucky Highway
Updated May 28, 2015 6:24 PM
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(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) - A pilot that left Bedford had to make an emergency landing on a Kentucky highway Thursday afternoon.

Pilot Robert Kinion says he is happy to be alive. He says he has been flying since 1983 and has never gone through anything like this.

WDRB reports the landing happened along Hwy. 555 in Washington County, just off the Bluegrass Parkway.

Kinion was heading to South Carolina from Bedford when he started having engine trouble. He radioed the FAA to find out where the closest airport was and was told it was more than 20 miles away.

Kinion says he didn't have enough altitude to get there without power and knew he had to put the plane down somewhere else.

"I told them I found somewhere I was gonna land, but there was two cars, so I had to try and circle to miss the cars," he told WDRB. "And when I circled, I lost too much altitude because of my low speed, and I had to come in between the cars. The lady driving the second car was smart enough to get out of my way."

Several law enforcement agencies have been on the scene to secure the area, and the FAA will be investigating what happened.



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