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Aircraft makes emergency landing on I-55, near Lincoln

July 12, 2018

Illinois State Police investigate the scene where a small aircraft made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 Wednesday,July 11, 2018, outside of Lincoln, Ill. ISP said William J. Farnsley of Austin, Indiana, was trying to land his single-engine Cessna 182B at the Logan County Airport on Wednesday when it lost power. The plane struck a passenger vehicle upon landing, neither the passengers in the plane or the car were injured during the incident. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — A small aircraft has made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 just north of Lincoln, Illinois.

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

Farnsley was forced to make an emergency landing on the interstate, striking a passenger vehicle. The passengers in the auto, 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 lands. The 51-year-old Farnsley was not injured.

Authorities say the landing gear of the plane was damaged, and it was towed from the scene.

State police said the incident remains under investigation.

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