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Watch a plane take off from a Florida highway

Light aircraft flying overhead at takeoff with blue sky

Clay County, Florida deputies lent an assist to an aviator whose small plane had trouble in the air and was forced to land on Highway 16 west of the town of Penney Farms.

A CCSO pickup truck was used to tow the plane off the highway, with Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook saying on Facebook “We are adding ‘emergency plane towing’ to the list of services offered by CCSO!”

The pilot of the plane conducted repairs in a nearby building and once it was fixed, deputies blocked the highway to allow the plane to take off.

A police dashcam captured the moment.

Clay County lays just northeast of Gainesville.