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Pilot makes emergency landing in western Illinois village

July 28, 2018

PEARL, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois sheriff says a pilot has made an emergency landing in a village.

Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty says the pilot made a distress call to the FAA coordination facility in Kansas City before landing in an undeveloped portion of Peal, Illinois.

Petty says the pilot told deputies that there was smoke in the cockpit.

The pilot wasn’t injured. No other passengers were aboard.

WGEM-TV reports crews are currently working to remove the plane from the area about 60 miles north of St. Louis.

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Information from: WGEM-AM.

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