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Interstate 180 used for emergency landing of small plane

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2016

The lack of traffic on Interstate 180 in Bureau County proved to be a good thing for an out-of-state pilot.

A private, four-seat plane landed on the northbound lanes of traffic on the lightly-used interstate at around 6 o’clock Tuesday night. Nobody was hurt in the landing. The plane had left Iowa and was bound for Ohio but ran into power issues.

Peru firefighters rushed out to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport as the pilot was told to land there but didn’t make it.

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