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Tuesday
Feb012011

U.S. Justice Department Plane Lands on New Jersey Interstate

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(HACKENSACK, N.J.) -- A single-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway in New Jersey Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

The federally owned plane, which was being operated by the Bergen County prosecutor's office, was en route to land at Teterboro Airport when a fuel line malfunction forced it to land on Interstate 80 in Hackensack just before 3 p.m.  No injuries were reported to motorists nor to those aboard the aircraft -- a flight instructor and flight safety officer.

The plane is owned by the U.S. Department of Justice and was taking part in a training flight for homeland security and safety efforts.

It was removed from the highway on a flatbed truck about an hour after landing.

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