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Plane lands in middle of Caldwell highway

A pilot whose plane was low on fuel guided the aircraft to a safe landing Monday night on a major highway in Caldwell County, authorities say.

The plane, a Cherokee 140 single-engine craft, landed about 10:30 p.m. on northbound U.S. 321 in Granite Falls, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol and Granite Falls police. No injuries were reported to the pilot or to anyone on the ground.

The plane was headed for Hickory Regional Airport, authorities say, when the pilot decided he needed to make an emergency landing. He brought the plane down a short distance north of the Wal-Mart store, about 3 miles north of the airport.

The FAA will investigate the incident.

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