A pilot was forced to land on a busy motorway after forgetting to fill up before he took off. The light plane ended up parked on the central reservation of a busy motorway in Russia, with wheels either side of the barrier.
It came down after the pilot apparently forgot to put fuel into the tank, and it had to make an emergency landing in the snow. A video of the extraordinary scene has now emerged which shows the Polish-made Wilga-35 plane, fitted with skis instead of wheels, stranded.
The pilot – who hasn’t been name – brought the plane down “safely” without clashing with any vehicles despite landing directly in the middle of the road.
There were no passengers onboard and he was said to escape uninjured from the episode. Russian media station LifeNews reported that he had forgotten to fuel up before he came down on the Yaroslavskoe highway, 40 miles outside Moscow last week.
Reports read: The pilot forgot to fuel the plane before the flight
Immediately after the accident there was reports that the failure of the engine was the reason for the emergency landing. But later during the technical checks of the plane is was found out that the fuel tank was empty. There was just no fuel at all in there.
An investigation is taking place. The pilot could face legal action if he was found to have forgotten to fuel his plane.