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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On I-65
Updated February 29, 2016 7:25 AM
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(JACKSON CO.) - Saturday at 11:30 a.m. a plane had to make an emergency laning on I-65 between Seymour and Crothersville.

44-year-old Aaron Wright of Carmel was flying a 1967 Beechcraft Bonanza from Carmel to Louisville when the plane began experiencing mechanical difficulties.

Wright turned the plane around in an attempt to make it to the Seymour airport. Upon realizing the plane would not make it back to the airport, Wright attempted to land the plane on the southbound lanes of I-65.

Wright made a successful landing before entering the median and coming to a stop.

The plane sustained damage upon coming to stop in the median. Neither Wright nor his wife Jean or their 13-year-old son were injured during the incident.

Both directions of I-65 were slow for approximately three hours while the incident was investigated. The northbound lanes of I-65 were shut down for approximately one hour for removal of the plane.

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

The Indiana State Police was additionally assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Seymour Police Department, Crothersville Police Department, and 31 Wrecker/Hercamp Crane.



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