VIDEO: Plane makes heart-stopping emergency landing on western NC highway

The Swain County Sheriff's Office released video of a plane narrowly missing powerlines and cars as it made and emergency landing on Highway 74.
Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 8:28 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2022 at 9:12 AM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A heart-stopping emergency plane landing on a highway in Swain County was caught on camera and the video is going viral.

The Swain County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot’s GoPro recorded the incident Sunday on Highway 74.

No one was hurt in the landing, but the video shows the pilot narrowly avoiding power lines and cars on the highway.

The emergency aboard the aircraft is unclear, but the Swain County Sheriff commended the pilot on an “outstanding job” landing the plane safely.

“There were so many things that could have been catastrophic but they didn’t happen,” Sheriff Curtis Cochran said on Facebook.