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No injuries reported after plane makes emergency landing on Interstate 57 near Marion Wednesday
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No injuries reported after plane makes emergency landing on Interstate 57 near Marion Wednesday

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Late night emergency landing

No one was injured after a plane made an emergency landing Wednesday night on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois State Police said Thursday.

According to a news release from ISP, a single-engine Cessna plane lost engine power and made an emergency landing just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the median of I-57 at milepost 47 in Williamson County.

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The release said the pilot was uninjured and the plane sustained minimal damage. The crash closed the northbound lanes of I-57 for about 20 minutes while the plane was moved.

A representative from ISP said further information on the pilot and their itinerary was not available.

— The Southern

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