OROVILLE, Calif. -

A small private plane taking off from Oroville Airport made an emergency landing on State Route 70 east of Pentz Road around 8 a.m. Thursday.

FAA officials say the plane was a Piper PA28.  The pilot was the only person on board and is not injured.  As of 9 a.m. the roadway was cleared.

According to the pilot, John Schnieder, of Susanville, the emergency landing was due to engine trouble. Schnieder couldn't land at Quincy Airport because of fog.