Plane makes emergency landing in Melbourne

- A single-engine plane made an emergency landing in Melbourne on Saturday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the plane landed on a stretch of A1A and rolled to a stop in front of a driveway. 

The only damages appeared to be to the mailbox. 

The homeowners were not around.

Witnesses said they didn’t hear the plane land on the roadway.

Troopers said two people were onboard when the engine failed at 1,200 feet.

The pilot said he realized he would not make it back to the airport in time and decided to make an emergency landing on the road, instead. 

He said it was his only and safest option.

Troopers said traffic was slow at the time and the aircraft was able to land without injury to either passenger, pilot or anyone on the ground.

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