Emergency crews respond after small plane lands on Twin Cities highway

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy road in the northwest Twin Cities metro Tuesday. It crashed into a car, though Brooklyn Park Police say the driver and pilot had only minor injuries and there is very little damage visible.

Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cams showed the single-engine Piper PA-28 intact and resting upright against a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Bottineau Boulevard, just north of Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Park around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

First responders and federal aviation authorities are on the scene. They say the plane lost power as the pilot was trying to land at Crystal airport.

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An employee who answered the phone at Thunderbird Aviation — the company the plane is licensed to — said they are aware of the situation and that everyone involved is OK.