Plane makes emergency landing on Hwy. 12 in Sauk County
2 people in plane; no injuries reported
SAUK CITY, Wis. — The Sauk County Sheriff’s Department said a plane made an emergency landing on U.S. Highway 12 just north of Sauk City on Wednesday afternoon.
Two people were in the aircraft when the plane made the landing just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s department. No injuries were reported.
A sheriff’s chief deputy told News 3 that the plane had taken off from the Sauk-Prairie Airport in Prairie Du Sac.
The pilot, a Madison man, told deputies he lost power and landed on the road. When he regained power, he tried to take off again and hit a sign post, the official said. There was some damage to the plane, which was being towed back to the airport Wednesday afternoon.
The highway where the plane landed is just north of an airport outside of Sauk City.
A stretch of Highway 12 was closed briefly after the landing but was reopen before about 1 p.m., officials said.
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