The pilot of a Piper Cherokee who made an emergency landing on southbound Interstate 495 near Mansfield, Mass., Sept. 1 had been practicing stalls and could not restart the plane’s engine, a spokesman for the FAA was quoted in a story in The Boston Globe.
The story reports:
“The Cherokee, piloted by Matthew Kleindienst, 24, of Stoughton, landed at 10:57 a.m. and left about 200 feet of skid marks before stopping with one wing resting on the guardrail. Kleindienst and passenger Brian K. Souza, 21, of Stoneham, walked away from the craft after the landing, dazed but uninjured, said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Puleo of the Mansfield Fire Department. Officials are seeking witnesses to describe how Kleindienst landed without hitting a car.”