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Small plane makes second emergency landing on interstate

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FAIRPLAIN, W.Va. (AP) - A small plane in West Virginia has made a second emergency landing on an interstate, less than 24 hours after its first emergency landing.

News outlets report the Piper PA-18 Super Cub made a second landing on Interstate 77 near Fairplain on Tuesday.

Officials say the 1,400-pound (635-kilogram) aircraft was cleared for takeoff around noon after a mechanic attempted to fix the engine problems that caused the pilot to make the initial emergency landing Monday.

Jackson County 911 Director Walter Smittle says the pilot had two options Tuesday: Dismantle the plane and transport it, or get approval for another takeoff.

The interstate was reopened a short time later and no one was hurt during the landing.

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