Happy landing in Strabane

The moment a plane landed on a road near Strabane.

The moment a plane landed on a road near Strabane.

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This brilliant footage captures the point when some decades back an American pilot found himself in a very strange position.

American man David Grey was on a routine flight from his native Massachusetts to the south of England and was planning a stop over at Shannon in Co Clare when his light plane developed an electrical problem.

He found himself in the precarious position of his radio being dead and having no choice to make an emergency landing. However, instead of being at shannon he was in fact at the opposite end of the island in Strabane where he had to drive along the road. The landing turned out to be a happy one in the end because a local electrician put the fault right and David Grey was soon on his way - in the right direction.