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Plane makes emergency landing on I-35 near Wyoming

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Interstate 35 was shut down late Friday night after a small plane made an emergency landing on the road.

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. when the single engine aircraft landed near Wyoming, about 30 miles north of the metro area.

Minnesota State Patrol said the pilot sustained only minor injuries, but I-35 was shut down in both directions, causing delays for travelers making a late getaway for 4th of July weekend.

The Star Tribune reports that the plane was leaking fuel onto the road before it was removed around midnight. Traffic re-opened northbound at 11:45 p.m.

The plane was registered in 2007 to an Isanti man who is now 79 years old, the newspaper adds.

Minneapolis lawyer Brandan Borgos took some video footage of the scene as he passed in his vehicle. He said on Twitter that the plane landed on the southbound side of the median and there was debris further down the freeway.

The Federal Aviation Authority is expected to investigate, according to FOX 9.

The landing happened near the exit for Viking Boulevard, just west of downtown Wyoming.

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