Southern Indiana man crashes small plane into a car on Illinois interstate
LINCOLN, Ill. (WDRB) -- An Indiana man flying a small plane crashed into a car on an Illinois interstate.
Illinois State Police said William J. Farnsley of Austin, Indiana, was trying to lane his single-engine Cessna 182B at the Logan County Airport on Wednesday afternoon, when it lost power.
Farnsley was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 55, striking a passenger vehicle. The passengers in the auto, 42-year-old Jeremy Campwerth of O'Fallon, and a 9-year-old boy, were not injured.
"My son was sitting in the back seat passenger side, and that's the side where the plane hit. And he was screaming," Campwerth said."I'm just so thankful that my son is okay. That I'm okay, and that the pilot was okay. A few dings and dents is nothing compared to what could have happened."
The plane crossed the median and came to rest on the shoulder of the northbound lands. The 51-year-old Farnsley was not injured.
Authorities say the landing gear of the plane was damaged, and it was towed from the scene. State police said the incident remains under investigation.
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