A small plane crashes in a vehicle after landing in Minnesota


Pensacola, Fl

A small plane landed and crashed into a vehicle on the I-35W in Arden Hills, Minnesota

According to MnDOT, I-35W was closed northward Wednesday night at Ramsey County Road E2 near I-694 due to an accident at around 9:30 PM.

No injuries were reported as a result of the emergency landing.

The pilot was identified as Craig Gifford, 52, from Minneapolis. He was piloting a single-engine Pelanka Viking plane. According to FAA Records Online, Gifford obtained a commercial pilot certification in June of 2019.

According to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration, there were two people on board.

MnDOT says the road is closed due to a “plane crash”. MnDOT expects the road to be closed within the next six hours.

The accident will be under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board.


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