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Pilot lands plane at truck stop diner for surprise lunch visit

A small, single-engine airplane landed at a Michigan truck stop parking lot, catching patrons off guard for a surprising lunchtime spectacle on February 23rd.

What happened: The aircraft touched down at the 76 Truck Stop Diner in Coopersville, where the pilot disembarked for a meal, captivating onlookers.

  • Diner supervisor Chelsie Loose served the pilot a hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, after which he promptly left.
  • Witness Stephanie Gilbert-Ford captured video footage of the plane taxying behind a semi and taking off from the road adjacent to the diner, a rare sight she described as quite unexpected for a Friday afternoon.

The details: The pilot, hailing from Muskegon, did not disclose much during his short stop, leaving patrons like Gilbert-Ford in awe of his unconventional travel-and-dine approach (FOX 17 News).

No reports mentioned disturbances or issues arising from the unexpected landing and takeoff, indicating the swift aviation pit stop concluded without incident.

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