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Aircraft makes emergency landing on interstate in Illinois

Aircraft makes emergency landing on interstate in Illinois Photo: AP.

July 12, 2018 09:22 AM

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Police say a small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 in central Illinois, striking one vehicle but hurting no one.

Illinois State Police say William J. Farnsley was trying to land his single-engine Cessna 182B at the Logan County Airport on Wednesday afternoon when it lost power.

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Farnsley, of Austin, Indiana, struck a passenger vehicle on the southbound lane of I-55 just north of Lincoln.

Two people in the motor vehicle, 42-year-old Jeremy Campwerth of O'Fallon and a 9-year-old boy, were not injured.

The plane crossed the median and came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lanes. The 51-year-old Farnsley was not injured.

Authorities say the landing gear of the plane was damaged. The aircraft was towed from the scene.

State police are investigating.

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