[article] WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — Brian Nicholson was proud that he landed a plane smoothly on Route 43 in Washington County, but his pride turned to anger when he got a bill in the mail from the Pennsylvania Turnpike for about $3,000. A broken propeller caused Nicholson to make an emergency landing in August. “I landed to save my life, my co-pilot’s life and to make sure I didn’t hit or kill anybody else,” he said. Nicholson said he fears a decision by the turnpike to charge him for the landing will send the wrong message to other pilots. “As a pilot, I was taught once you make a decision, you stick with that or people die. We made the decision that it was the only safe place to land,” he said. Nicholson was billed $2,993.34 for overtime costs for highway workers who were on scene all day waiting for the plane to be towed. “I thought it was a slap in the face. They are going to charge me $9.50 per hour per person. They held me there. They said, ‘The plane is our property until you get it to a safe place,'” he said.