Small Plane Carrying Family Makes Emergency Landing on Indiana Interstate

The pilot was flying his family to Louisville when the 1967 Beechcraft Bonzana began to experience a mechanical issue

A small plane carrying a family made an emergency landing on an Indiana interstate Saturday morning.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Indiana State Police responded to a report of a plane landing on I-65 between the cities of Seymour and Crothersville, according to a news release.

The pilot, 44-year-old Aaron Wright of Carmel, was flying his family to Louisville, Kentucky when the 1967 Beechcraft Bonzana began to experience a mechanical issue, according to Indiana State Police. Wright attempted to head back to the Seymour airport, but realized the plane would not make it back.

Wright managed to land the plane on the southbound lanes of I-65 before coming to a stop in the grassy median, according to investigators. Wright, his wife, and his 13-year-old son were not injured.

Traffic in both directions of I-65 was slowed for about three hours during the investigation. The northbound lanes were shut down for an hour to remove the plane.

Indiana State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration, and National Transportation Safety Board are conducting an investigation of the incident, according to the report.

Seymour is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

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