Small plane makes emergency landing on Highway 50 in Delta

DELTA, Colo. - A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway on the Western Slope Thursday.

Delta police spokeswoman Jamie Head said the plane left Grand Junction and traveled about 40 miles before losing power.

Head said the pilot tried to make it to a nearby airport, but was forced to land on U.S. Highway 50. The plane did not hit any vehicles and the pilot was able to move to the shoulder of the highway. The highway was temporarily closed.

No one was hurt and the highway reopened around 12:55 p.m.

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