Small Plane Skids Onto Interstate Near Racine, Wisc.
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UPDATE: 10/23/2012 12:15 p.m.
STURTEVANT, Wis. (STMW)–A small plane overshot the runway and skidded onto Interstate 94 Monday night outside Racine, Wis., the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The twin-engine aircraft ended up on I-94 between Wisconsin Routes 11 and 20 in Sturtevant, Wis., about 6:30 p.m., according to the FAA. Sturtevant is about 7 miles southwest of Racine, Wis.
The plane had two people on board and was attempting to land at Sylvania Airport in Sturtevant, the FAA said. Authorities said both survived, and at least one person was transported to a hospital, but the injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.
The airport is just west of the interstate. The Racine County (Wis.) Sheriff’s office confirmed the crash and remained on the scene Monday night.
The FAA said the plane had a tail number of N821DA. A plane with that tail number is registered to Sky Dive Midwest, according to the company’s website.
The Beech B90 plane was built in 1968 and registered in Reno, Nev., according to online plane records.
Skydive Midwest said the plane, named Delta Alpha, has two Raisebeck modified PT-6-28 turbine engines and is “the area’s premier KingAir jump ship.”
About 200 pounds were removed from Delta Alpha during a restoration last winter, according to Skydive Midwest’s website. The restoration also included a new paint job, new interior and updated safety features.
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