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File photo of a Piper PA28 (credit: wikipedia.com)

File photo of a Piper PA28 (credit: wikipedia.com)

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BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) – A plane has made an emergency landing on a highway in Butte County.

The pilot of a Piper PA-28-180 landed the plane safely on Highway 70 at Cherokee Road just north of Oroville Wednesday after the engine caught fire.

According to the FAA, the pilot was the only one aboard the plane at the time, and was not injured.

The plane has tail number N9554J, and is registered to John Schneider in Janesville. It’s unknown if he was the flying the plane during this incident.

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