- Boise Police Department
- A Cessna T210K landed on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near the Boise Airport just after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
It was a 1970 single-engine Cessna aircraft that experienced a power failure on its final approach at the Boise Airport before sunrise Tuesday morning, causing the pilot to make an emergency landing on Interstate 84 near the airport.
Idaho State Police identified the pilot as 30-year-old Jon Brinkerhoff of Westminster, Colorado. ISP said the plane made a belly-landing on I-84 because the landing gear would not engage. Brinkerhoff was uninjured.
After the plane landed among Tuesday's rush-hour traffic, a Ford F150 towing a boat clipped the left wing of the aircraft. The driver of the vehicle was injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
ORIGINAL POST: October 13, 2015 9:30 a.m.
It was mid-morning Tuesday by the time all lanes of Interstate 84 were reopened following a morning rush hour traffic nightmare when a small aircraft landed on the highway at approximately 7 a.m.
Scores of motorists were stunned when the Cessna T210K landed on the eastbound lanes of I-84, shortly after reporting engine failure and communicating, "Mayday, mayday" to the control tower of the Boise airport. Boise Police said none of the occupants of the small plane were injured.
Some lanes of the freeway were shut down for two hours while emergency crews, including Boise Police and Fire and the Idaho State Police tried to untangle the commuter mess. The plane was towed off of the interstate shortly before 9 a.m.