Small plane makes emergency landing on Route 72 near NJ Home Depot

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A small plane made an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway Sunday.

The Stafford Police Department tweeted a picture of the plane sitting in the grassy median on Route 72. It reported that it landed near the home depot.


Five people were aboard the plane, officials said. No one aboard the plane or on the ground was injured in the surprise landing. Investigators have not yet determined what caused the plane to make the emergency landing.

Video uploaded to Twitter showed traffic continuing as normal as officers investigated. The Associated Press reported some traffic delays.

Route 72 is one of the main roads in Ocean County and leads to and from the Jersey Shore.