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Plane lands on Interstate 57

UPDATE: MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

PULASKI CO. (WSIL) — Illinois State Police tell us the plane that landed on I-57 was a Cesena 150.

That plane was occupied by two people, and was trying to land at Cairo Regional Airport when it lost power. 

That plane was not damaged.

I-57 southbound was down to one lane of traffic for around 2 hours while crews cleared the scene.

The plane was towed to Cairo Regional Airport.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.
 

UPDATE: MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

PULASKI CO. (WSIL) — Illinois State Police tells us the plane that landed on I-57 was having mechanical issues.

Crews are now working to tow the plane to Cairo Regional Airport.

ORIGINAL STORY:

PULASKI CO. (WSIL) — Crews are on the scene of a plane touchdown on Interstate 57 in Pulaski County. 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department tells us that single-engine plane, landed at mile marker 5 southbound, on I-57.

Officials don’t know how many people were on board, but they have told us no one was injured.

That plane’s wing is blocking one lane of traffic, in that area. 

No word yet, on what caused the plane to land.

Stay with News 3, as we bring you updates on this developing situation.

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