No injuries when plane makes emergency landing near Juda
No one was injured when a plane made an emergency landing near Juda on Monday night, according to Green County dispatch.
The incident happened around 6 p.m. on County Road KS near Giese Road, officials said.
The aircraft, a twin engine Beechcraft, was found on the highway tangled in power lines, officials said. The pilot, Alvin Thoreson, 33, of Fairmont, Minnesota, was not injured.
Thoreson told officials he was on his way to Minneapolis-St. Paul from the Bollingbrook’s Clow International Airport near Chicago when he experienced a loss of power and looked for a place to land.
According to the release, the plane’s left wing caught the power lines along the side of the highway as he glided to the ground.
The plain sustained damage and several hundred feet of power lines were knocked down during the crash, officials said. The crash caused a power outage in the village of Juda and surrounding farms.
The incident remains under investigation, and the Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, according to the release.
County Road KS was closed most of Monday night.