Wednesday, July 01, 2009

SH 130 Toll Road doubles as a landing strip for small aircraft

Plane takes off after emergency landing on toll road near Hutto

SH 130 landing strip


Stephanie Serna
KEYE-TV (CBS Channel 42)
Copyright 2009

Late Tuesday afternoon a plane took off from the SH 130 toll road near Hutto where it had to make an emergency landing in the morning.

It landed just south of Highway 79 around 8:30 a.m.

The pilot, 24-year-old Lindsey Moreland, told investigators she took off from an airstrip at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was headed to Georgetown when she had engine trouble.

The toll road was closed while crews moved the single engine Cessna to the shoulder of the southbound lane.

At 4:30 p.m. the highway was shut down again so the plane's owner could take off and fly to Temple.

The landing damaged a couple of road signs that will cost about $1,000 to repair. But TxDOT says her insurance will pay for it.

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