BOWDOINHAM – It was a scary landing for a pilot in Southern Maine Tuesday.
Also for the motorists driving on Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham when the small Cessna suddenly dropped down in front of them.
John Gayley of Bowdoin said he had just taken off from the local airfield when the planes engine stalled as he tried to switch fuel tanks. He had planned to fly to Turner, but ended up finding the first place he could touch down.
The 1947 Cessna touched down in the southbound lane against traffic before veering into a guardrail where it flipped onto its nose.
Gayley walked away from the crash, but was brought to the hospital to be checked out for some facial injuries. His passenger, Rodney Voisene of Bowdoin was also checked out for an injured arm.
The FAA was expected on the scene earlier this afternoon to investigate the crash.