Twin-engine plane skids onto I-94 near Racine

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 9:56 a.m. CDT

(MCT) — A twin-engine plane approaching a small airport made a rough landing and came to rest in the southbound lanes of I-94 near Racine, Wis., officials said.

The Beech plane did not strike any vehicles on the highway but blocked all three southbound lanes of the interstate Monday evening, officials said.

A passenger was hurt, but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Department. The pilot, the only other person on board, was not injured.

The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. between Route 11 and Route 20 in Yorkville, said FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory.

The plane had been attempting to land at Sylvania Airport, which is adjacent to the highway, officials said. The runway at the airport runs east-west and the highway runs north-south.

According to FAA information, the plane is registered to Direct Action Aviation out of Reno, Nev. Sky Dive Midwest, which operates at the Sylvania Airport, says on its website that it used the Beech plane for jumping.

FAA officials are investigating.

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