NEWVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say a small plane with engine trouble landed along the toll highway about 30 miles west of Harrisburg.

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said the plane landed at around 1 p.m. Thursday near Newville.

DeFebo said authorities received initial reports that the pilot had taken off from Carlisle, encountered an engine problem, and was trying to return to the airport.

DeFebo said the plane came to rest on a guardrail.

The pilot's name wasn't released. DeFebo said the pilot was taken to a hospital complaining of pain, but his injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the plane is registered to Michael Hannagan of Endicott, N.Y.    -AP