Plane that landed on I-4 in Maitland moved the next day
Plane moved 24 hours later
MAITLAND, Fla. – ***10:30 p.m. 5/17/19 ***
The plane in Maitland has been moved. Video shows the plane in the back of a truck about 24 hours after the crash.
It's still not clear when a small plane that made an emergency landing on Interstate 4 during rush hour Thursday will be removed.
Maitland police said Friday they are waiting for the owner of the plane to return to the scene and they have been monitoring the plane all morning.
According to authorities, the pilot was headed to the Orlando Executive Airport from South Carolina when he ran out of gas and had no choice but to land on I-4 Thursday.
The plane hit a four-door car while landing on the ramp, but the driver was able to make it out without any injuries.
"We are lucky that it was just the minor damage to the plane and the vehicle and no injuries to anybody," Lt. Louis Grindle said.
Grindle said if the owner doesn't remove the plane in a timely manner, authorities will see if the Florida Department of Transportation is able to get involved.
Plane has been turned and both wings are off. We have learned that crews will have to wait until after rush hour to tow away the plane.... pic.twitter.com/2ZlldRznQt— Clay LePard (@ClayLePard) May 17, 2019
So far, authorities have not released the name of the pilot or whether he's from Central Florida.
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