Plane makes emergency landing on highway north of Shellbrook

Herald file photo.

Motorists were surprised to discover an unexpected obstacle touching down on Highway 240 on Sunday.

According to RCMP, the pilot of a single-engine Piper Cherokee 6 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the highway, roughly 24 km north of Shellbrook. The plane landed at 1:40 p.m. without major damage, but clipped a road sign with one wing before coming to rest in an nearby field.

The 41-year-old pilot from Clavet, Sask. was the only occupant in the plane. No injuries were reported.

Shellbrook RCMP and Transport Canada are investigating the incident.