It shall be unlawful for aircraft to take off or land on any road or highway of the state highway system. However, nothing herein shall prohibit an aircraft from landing on said roads or highways in an emergency when such landing is necessary to prevent injury or death to the occupants of the aircraft, provided such landing can be made without danger to persons and vehicles on the highway.  After such emergency landing, take off by the aircraft may be permitted under the direction of a law enforcement officer when it will not endanger persons or vehicles on the highway and there are no other practical or feasible means of removing the aircraft.

There is excepted from the foregoing prohibition on landing and taking off by aircraft on state highways, the landing and taking off of aircraft pursuant to written authorization granted by the Chief Engineer.  The administrator may grant such authorization upon good cause being shown and upon showing that arrangements have been made with law enforcement officials to handle vehicular traffic on the highway during such operation.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136-18(5);

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 15, 1982, for a Period of 47 Days to Expire on May 1, 1982;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Temporary Amendment Expired Eff. May 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2012; October 1, 1982.