Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 7:52 PM
Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported.

Pilot David Gowan of Minot, North Dakota, tells radio station KFGO that the incident happened Tuesday morning after he took off from the airport in Hawley. He picked up a passenger and refueled his 1979 single-engine Mooney.

The car, which belongs to the Clay County Health Department, ended up in a ditch and sustained significant damage after being hit by the airplane propeller. Gowan says the damage to his aircraft is "minimal."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Minnesota Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.