CHP Releases Information on Plane Landing on Hwy 101

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

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On July 8, 2017 at approximately 1215 hours, Ukiah CHP Communications Center began receiving reports of a plane landing on US-101 near Gobbi St. in Ukiah.

The Communications Center immediately dispatched all available CHP units and Fire/Rescue personnel. Upon CHP arrival, it was confirmed that a solo piloted small aircraft made an emergency landing on northbound US-101, south of Talmage Rd., after experiencing a mechanical malfunction. After landing, the pilot managed to park the plane on a wide shoulder and away from the traffic lanes.

No injuries were reported by the pilot and he elected to make arrangements for a mechanic to respond. With assistance from the fire department, the freeway perimeter fence was removed and the aircraft was pushed into an adjacent field for the safety of all involved and so freeway traffic would not be impacted. The CHP is documenting the incident and has notified the Federal Aviation Administration and will provide information to the National Traffic Safety Board.

Earlier Chapter: Plane Lands on Hwy 101 Near Ukiah



  • By description of location this is near parallel to the Ukiah Airport which is a little farther south. Was pilot flying south or north?

  • Obviously the pilot would have chosen an airport over a freeway. Mechanical issues don’t always allow you to make it to your destination. You must have missed the part of the report that said, “emergency landing.”

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.


    No bales, parachuting pit bulls, stolen firearms, or illegals to trim onboard?

    Can’t possibly be telling the entire story, not even close.

    • Do you even have a job? You are on here every time I check it, (yes I know it’s Saturday) buy I see your comments times are day and night, like 4am 1030pm in the same 24hrs during the week, your funny sometimes but if you don’t even have a job and you talk so much shit I’m gona be real disappointed.

    • Triniboldticino

      Contributing nothing once again. You’ve made reading Ms. Kemp’s news simply revolting. Maybe that’s what you’re trying to do.

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