Small plane lands on I-5, takes exit to gas station

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. —

A small plane landed on Interstate 5 in Bellingham, then took an exit off the freeway to a nearby gas station Friday afternoon.  No one was hurt.

 

The Washington State Patrol said it received a call around 1:44 p.m. that a two-seat plane traveling from Spokane to Bellingham experienced engine trouble while descending at 10,000 feet. It clipped a car as it landed in the northbound lanes of I-5 just north of Bakerview Road, and then taxied two miles down the freeway to the Slater Road Exit, after which it headed to the parking lot of a nearby AM/PM.

 

Officials said the car suffered minor damage.

 

All lanes of I-5 are open.

 

Video from Chopper 7 showed State Patrol troopers and other police at the gas station.  Two people appeared to be filling the plane with gas from portable jugs.