Plane Forced to Land on Street in Watertown

10/18/11 – Two pilots escaped injury after a blown engine caused a plane to make an emergency landing on a street near the airport in Watertown. Airport manager Jeff Baum said a pilot was getting advanced instruction in a single-engine Piper Arrow yesterday afternoon when the engine blew. And they were about to land when the windshield got covered with oil – and they couldn’t see. After landing on the street, the plane hit a car that was going in the same direction as the aircraft. The 63-year-old car driver was not hurt – but the vehicle received heavy damage. Police said the plane was taken back to the airport, and the F-A-A was contacted. Blum did not identify the pilots.