The pilot, Walter Amon, 61, and an unidentified passenger were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the rough crash landing. Police said they are expected to recover fully.
Police shared a photo of the crash's aftermath on Facebook.
"It still amazes me that the pilot was able to land this plane in the middle of a major highway for Gainesville and not hit any other cars, people, pedestrians, or buildings in the area," Lt. Tscharna Senn with the Gainesville Police Department told WJXT-TV. "To me that is an amazing feat. But that is what happened."
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