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Plane makes emergency landing on highway in South Florida

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A small plane made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 27 in South Florida on Sunday morning, but no injuries were reported.

The pilot told NBC6 he was flying from Opa-locka to Sebring, Fla., and was at an altitude of about 600 feet when he noticed his windshield becoming covered with oil.

The pilot, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue lieutenant, did not want to be interviewed on camera but he spoke about how he brought the single-engine Cessna 182 to a stop in the right lane of U.S. 27 North, about 300 yards south of the Griffin Road exit.

The engine conked out and he knew he was in trouble -- but he also knew U.S. 27 was nearby, so he made a nice, easy landing on the highway in no traffic, he said.

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The plane, whose tail number is N5133R, was made in 1978, Federal Aviation Administration records show.

Sunday's emergency landing followed the crash of a small plane in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., parking lot Friday that killed all three people aboard.

On Saturday, NFL player Donte' Stallworth and his girlfriend Soleil Guerrero received serious burns when when a hot air balloon carrying them crashed into power lines in Homestead, Fla.