UPDATE 4:00 PM Airplane Makes Emergency Landing on Odessa Street 10/26/12
CBS 7 News
October 26, 2012
The plane was a 1959 Piper Comanche 250 that had an inaccurate fuel gage.
Odessa police cleared the streets, had the plane re-fueled, and the pilot took off for Schlemeyer Field
The pilot declined to comment, and despite the scare, officials say he took all the precautions necessary to land on the street.
No one was injured.
The aircraft has been cleared from the roadway and roadways that were closed are reopen.
Odessa Police: Traffic Advisory. The following roadways/intersections have been shut down while law enforcement investigate the emergency landing of a single engine aircraft; 87th from Cornell Street to Dawn Ave east and westbound lanes.
Witnesses on scene tell our crews that the plane was coming from Phoenix, AZ headed for Schlemeyer Field.
Witnesses also tell us that the plane made the landing because it ran out of fuel. They saw three people climb out of the plane unharmed after it landed.
DPS and the FAA are investigating why the pilot landed in the street.
Odessa Police are on the scene for traffic control.
Officials with Schlemeyer Field say the plane was headed to their field.
They confirm that there were no injuries reported and that the plane landed safely.
Odessa - CBS 7 is getting reports of a plane making an emergency landing on 87th Street in Odessa.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The tail number on the plane matches a 1959 Piper Comanche 250 aircraft that is owned by MTM Development Corporation according to flightaware.com.
We have crews on the way to bring you more information.
Stay with CBS 7 and CBS7.com for the latest on the developing story.