WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. (WSIL) — A small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday evening just after 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 57 about 10 miles south of Marion coming to rest in the median.
The pilot was uninjured and the plane sustained minimal damage according to Illinois State Police.
The flight-tracking site, FlightAware.com, shows the plane is a 1959 Cessna 175 Skylark, a 4-seater, 1-engine plane, registered to Kilo Aviation out of Lacon, Illinois.
The plane had departed from Union City, TN on path for Peoria. The plane was trying to reach Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois when the plane’s engine lost power, and needed to make an emergency landing.
Traffic in the northbound lanes of the interstate was closed for around 20 minutes as a tow truck removed the plane.