Pilot Forced To Land On El Paso County Road

A former Air Force pilot is OK after being forced to land his small plane on a dirt road in eastern El Paso County.

The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on South Baggett Road, two miles east of Highway 94.

The pilot told 11 News his engine quit while he was flying.

"I did pry the nicest landing I've ever done because I was trying to get everything right. Then I told everybody everything was fine," Retired Air Force Pilot Mike Couillard said.

The landing happened on the same day that a small plane crashed on a California freeway, then hit a car. One death and five injuries were reported in the accident. There are no reports of any other vehicles around when the plane landed on South Baggett Road Saturday.