Mills Township — A small plane that was being used to help inspect pipelines had engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing on a snowy Michigan roadway.

No one was injured on Monday when the plane landed in Midland County’s Mills Township, about 100 miles northwest of Detroit.

The sheriff’s department says the plane piloted by a 52-year-old Millington man took off from Jack Barstow Municipal Airport in Midland County about 9 miles away with a 38-year-old Clare man as co-pilot. No damage was reported to the plane after it landed on the roadway.

Sheriff Scott Stephenson tells that the men picked “the best spot they could” to land and the situation could have been “a lot worse.”

Stephenson says the plane was towed from the scene for inspection.

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