Plane lands on interstate in Alabama

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A small plane joined holiday travelers on an interstate in Alabama this weekend.

Cell phone video captured it all.

The pilot of a small plane with engine failure brought the aircraft down on Interstate 20 narrowly missing several cars.

The pilot, an experienced flight instructor, had a student on board.

Jim Williams says he was out of options and couldn’t make it to nearby Talladega Airport.

Williams explained what was going through his mind in the moments leading up to the landing.

“Probably everything I had taught students for the last 36 years in picking out a place for an emergency. On an interstate you’re landing with the traffic rather than against the traffic. Everything seemed to work out good,” said  Jim Williams.

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