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Pilot Of Small Plane Crash Says He's Lucky.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The pilot of a small plane that crashed on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 on Sept. 23 is talking about the harrowing experience.

Robert Robertson of Wilton Manors said he didn't think he was going to make it out alive when the plane's right engine shut down.

"That's the worst time period. That's when you can't turn back to the runway and you have to land in front of you somewhere," Robertson told Local 10.

The plane landed between Commercial Boulevard and Cypress Creek Road and came to rest on the west shoulder of the interstate.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman, the twin-engine Beechcraft took off from nearby Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport around 1:30 p.m. when the pilot failed to gain altitude and called in a mayday.

Local 10 reported the plane was fully loaded with fuel and headed to the Bahamas.


Added: Sep-29-2007 
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