Drunk Pilot Lands Plane On Missouri Highway After Running Out Of Fuel

A 35-year-old drunk pilot was forced to land in the middle of a Missouri Highway when his small plane ran out of fuel. The plane crashed into the centre railings and the pilot was arrested at the scene.

Drunk pilot lands plane on highway
The pilot landed the plane on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Friday, 15 July

Police confirmed that the drunk pilot who landed his plane on a stretch of highway had run out of fuel before carrying out the emergency procedure.

The news of the unexpected landing was first announced on Twitter by the Missouri Highway Patrol when they said that a small plane had landed on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 and was blocking the road. The incident took place in the early hours of Friday, 15 July.

Authorities later confirmed that the plane had run out of fuel while flying from Florida to an airport in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Police said that the pilot had communicated via radio to inform authorities about his fuel situation, and had a "minor collision" with a guardrail upon landing.

Drunk pilot landing plane
The plane collided with the barrier upon landing

The pilot, 35-year-old John T. Seesing, was arrested at the scene for being intoxicated.

Mr Seesing was the only person on board the plane and only suffered minor injuries.

The arrest report from Missouri State Highway Patrol showed that Seesing was charged with DWI, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. Online records show that he was later released from jail.

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