Small plane makes emergency landing on Minnesota highway, hitting a vehicle but avoiding injury

A small plane crashed onto a Minnesota highway and hit another vehicle on Wednesday evening, according to Minnesota State Patrol. No injuries were reported as a result.

Minnesota State Patrol revealed in a report on the incident that the crash happened just before 9:30 on Wednesday evening.

“A single engine Bellanca Viking plane made a suspected emergency landing on a Twin Cities freeway this evening,” Minnesota State Patrol wrote. State troopers responded to the scene after hearing reports of a plane making an “unexpected landing” on the I-35W in Arden Hills, a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota.

“As the plane landed, it crashed into another vehicle that was on I-35W,” the report continued. “There were no injuries as a result of this crash.”

When the report was published Wednesday, the incident remained under an “open and active” investigation.

USA TODAY has reached out to the FAA and the Minnesota Department of Transportation for more information.

Brittany Yurik was the sole passenger in the vehicle that was hit, according to WCCO-TV, a CBS affiliate.  

“I saw (the plane) coming at me probably one second before we collided,” Yurik told WCCO-TV.

“I talked to (Gifford) last night,” said Yurik, whose car was totaled. “He’s very kind. He was very apologetic. He explained to me what happened, and I just can’t believe we’re all OK.”

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