Plane crash lands on highway; Missouri State Highway Patrol quotes DWI driver

The pilot radioed that he ran out of gas before landing in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Blue Springs, Mo.
Screenshot of the MoDOT Travelers app during a crash landing event.

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Just before 2:45 a.m. Friday, reports of a plane landing on I-70 blocking traffic east of Blue Springs, Mo.

The initial report is that a small plane landed on the highway for an unknown reason. The pilot was the only person on board with minor injuries. NO vehicles were hit!—MSHP TROOP A

As the investigation progressed, it was determined, “the plane had run out of fuel. The pilot radioed and made an emergency landing“, Troop A said on Twitter.

There was a minor collision with a guardrail that blocked the westbound lanes for approximately two hours.

“The pilot was found intoxicated and arrested. He was transferred to a local hospital for treatment of a minor injury.

The pilot, John Seesing, 35, of Prairie Village, Kan. was cited for:

  • CFA
  • Reckless and reckless, involving an accident
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Vent. cannabis
  • Vent. drug paraphernalia
MSHP report

Screenshot of A Troop’s arrest report.

The investigation is continuing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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