Plane lands on Atlanta highway

The plane landed smoothly and without hitting any cars on a southbound stretch of the interstate on Monday afternoon a few miles from Peachtree DeKalb Airport.

Television shots showed traffic snarled for miles as the Piper Saratoga blocked at least four lanes around 5 pm as the city’s evening rush hour was beginning. It was hauled away a few hours later.

No injuries

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says no injuries were reported.

The pilot, identified as Matt Conway by WSB-TV, told the station mechanical problems forced him to land.

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