Plane makes Emergency Landing on Tallahassee Highway

| July 31, 2015
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TALLAHASSEE — Capital Circle SW is now reopened after a small plane made an emergency landing early this morning.

WCTV is reporting that a Bellanca 17 aircraft ran out of fuel and landed on Capital Circle SW, about one mile south of Orange Avenue, adjacent to the Tallahassee International Airport around 2:10 a.m.

According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, in the news report, the pilot had planned to land at the airport on 27N for fuel and to rest but was unaware that the airport on 27N was no longer open.

Once he realized he could not land there, he diverted to the Tallahassee International Airport but the aircraft ran out of fuel prior to making it to the airport runway.

LCSO says plane landed in the middle of the road, then traveled onto the east shoulder where the tip of the left wing struck a tree and caused the plane to spin around before coming to final rest on the east shoulder.

Officials say the pilot was not injured.

According to, the aircraft departed Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in Tyler, Texas around 9:13 p.m. CDT Wednesday.

The NTSB and FAA investigating the scene.

Capital Circle SW between Orange Avenue and Compass Pointe was closed until about 7:15 a.m.

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