Small plane makes emergency landing near downtown Anchorage

A small airplane made an emergency landing on a street near downtown Anchorage Monday after it ran out of fuel, officials said.

A Cessna 150 on a training flight was attempting to return to Merrill Field Airport when it made the landing on East Fourth Avenue near Ingra Street around 8:45 p.m., theĀ Anchorage Daily News reported.

A flight instructor and a student pilot were on board, said Clint Johnson, head of the Alaska division of the National Transportation Safety Board. There were no injuries, and the plane was not damaged.

The plane pulled into a nearby parking lot after landing. After it was refueled, the plane taxied to the nearby airport under a police escort, said Anchorage Police spokesperson Renee Oistad.

She said police did not have information about how much traffic was on the road when the plane landed.

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