Skilled pilot avoids motorway disaster
The skill of an ultralight pilot has been praised after he and his colleague managed to crashland on a motorway sliproad!
The plane developed some sort of engine fault after taking off from Sabadell aerodrome in Barcelona.
The four-seater ultralight landed on the AP-7 between Cardedeu and Llinars del Vallès, narrowly missing the main carriageway and landing on a car-park access road ins-tead.
Police said two experienced pilots were on board who decided to make the emergency landing when they detected some sort of technical error.
“The expertise of the ultralight pilot meant it avoided landing directly on the highway and, therefore, did not affect the traffic and there were no injuries,” said a spokesman for the Catalan traffic service.
Fuel was removed from the plane before it was dismantled and taken back to the airport.
Miraculously, no-one was hurt and no damage was suffered.