Small plane makes emergency landing on road near Melbourne

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A small plane made an emergency landing on Old NASA Road near Melbourne in Brevard County on Thursday around 9:50 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

The FAA said the plane is a Cessna 172. 

The FAA is investigating why the emergency landing happened.