STA, 5 August 2022 - A small aircraft crash-landed on the A2 motorway near Brezje in north Slovenia on Friday afternoon. There were two passengers on board, and both survived the emergency landing without injuries, Kranj police said.
Preliminary information indicates the pilot had engine problems and decided to land the aircraft on the motorway instead of flying back to the nearby Lesce airfield, from where he originally took off, N1 portal reported.
The pilot reported problems to air traffic control before making the emergency landing, Slovenia Control told the STA.
The aircraft is registered in Austria and has the logo of Austrian Aviation Training, a Klagenfurt-based company, on its tail.
According to FlightRadar24, an aviation website, the aircraft is an Aquila A210, a two-seat reinforced plastic light aircraft produced in Germany.
The landing can be seen on this traffic camera video shared by the motorway company DARS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es4fm-9wyPI.
It is clear from the video that the pilot landed the aircraft on the emergency lane and that there was no contact with vehicles on the road at the time.
A Slovenian air accident investigator has been dispatched to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.