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Small plane makes emergency landing on US 301 near Sarasota airport

SARASOTA, Fla. - A small airplane made an emergency landing Friday morning on a road about a mile north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, according to airport officials.

Deputies said the landing occurred on U.S. Highway 301 near Whitfield Avenue in Manatee County.

The pilot took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and had engine trouble.  He made an emergency landing on the way to the runway, according to a spokesperson at the Sarasota airport.

He was the only one aboard, and no injuries were reported.

Plane just landed on 301 and Whitfield in Bradenton/Sarasota. pic.twitter.com/1s4ZA8VT42

— Ben Wells (@ben_j_wells) September 11, 2015

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