This pilot did all the right things. His Zenith STOL ability allowed him to make a forced landing on a highway with no damage to the aircraft or person on board.

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I'd love to know what went wrong with the engine.

Wow! What a landing site with those tall trees either side. Super job to get it tucked in there with what looks like no damage.

Dave

Doesn't anyone recognize the plane as belonging to a member on this forum ? I tried to look at the tail number, but it is too blurred to read . The cowling doesn't look like one on a Rotax, but I guess it doesn't have to be a Zenith supplied one. Does anyone recognize the cowling belonging to a particular engine ??? If it is a forum member, it would be nice to read all of their posts to see if they've ever had a listed engine problem or concern.

Wonder what his major concern was near touchdown ?..The trees, or possibility of a vehicle popping up at any moment.

Jim

Jim,

Notice that by looking at it, it is an 801 so will likely be a Lycoming or some such “conventional aircraft engine”.

I seen that Bob.. crazy stuff.. nice job by the pilot for sure!

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