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Bob
5th July 2004, 23:02
When a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy Beirut highway the pilot had the presence of mind to first stick his head out of the window and yell at a biker riding below to stop the traffic.

Airport officials said the Cessna 172 was on a training flight when it developed mechanical problems. "I heard my neighbours shouting and came out to look," said Mohammad Matariya, who lives nearby.

"I saw the plane starting to come down, then I saw the pilot put his head out of the window and tell a boy on a motorbike: 'Stop the traffic, I have to land!'"

There were no injuries and no visible damage to the plane, which landed on a road on the southern edge of the Lebanese capital. Soldiers sealed off the area.

Macktheknife
28th September 2005, 19:46
Quick thinking all round, well done that man!

Lou Girardin
29th September 2005, 07:14
OK, so who'd be keen to stop traffic on the Southern M/way?

Postie
29th September 2005, 07:20
OK, so who'd be keen to stop traffic on the Southern M/way?
does it even move in the first place?

Lou Girardin
29th September 2005, 11:14
does it even move in the first place?

Once a day for 20 mins.