The pilot of a small plane is being hailed a hero, compared to “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, after managing to land safely on a Pennsylvania highway.
All three people on the Cessna survived the emergency landing late Monday night on Route 422 in Exeter Township, Berks County, township police said.
The young pilot – who hasn’t been named – “saved the life of his two passengers when the engine failed,” police said in a Facebook post.
He managed to bring the plane down on the roadway, striking a car along the way, but only causing minor damage, police said.
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In a Facebook post, Exeter Township police dubbed the pilot “#ExeterSully.”
“Well done young man,” they wrote.
Local and federal investigators will investigate the incident, police said.