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NorCal Couple In Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Along Nevada Highway

FERNLEY, Nev. (CBS/AP) — A married couple was forced to make an emergency landing in their small custom airplane along U.S. 95 near Fernley.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the pair were traveling from Wisconsin to California in a custom Marquart MA-6 Charger. They stopped in Elko and then in Winnemucca for fuel.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Karen Garretson says the plane was having fuel problem when it was forced to land Wednesday. She described the plane as a small experimental aircraft.

Garretson says the plane landed on the roadway and then the Groveland, California, couple pulled it off the side of the roadway. They hit a speed limit sign, causing damage to the right wing.

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