Plane lands on highway

<p>Courtesy Suzie Reitz</p>

Courtesy Suzie Reitz

It's something you don't see everyday as a pilot lands his small private plane on Highway 11 in Athena, Oregon, right next to Athena Elementary School today.

East Umatilla County Fire Chief Don Jackson tells us the pilot claimed to be having fuel trouble around 1 p.m.

Nobody was hurt.

The highway was closed for a short period to move the aircraft off the main highway.

The highway was closed again before 2 p.m. for a short time to allow the plane to take off.