The plane forced multiple lane closures on Interstate 75 when it made an emergency landing just after 12 p.m. (Maggie DesRosiers / WUFT News)
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Plane Made Emergency Landing On Interstate 75

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An airplane made an emergency landing on Interstate 75 northbound near the Williston Road exit around noon, according to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

A small Cessna aircraft landed near mile marker 382; no injuries were reported after the incident.

The plane was towed to the rest stop north of Paynes Prairie, and all three lanes have been re-opened. ASO urged motorists via Twitter to continue to drive with caution as they pass.

“Expect extended delays or seek an alternative route (Exit Micanopy/374 and use 441, return to the Interstate at the Williston Road),” recommended ASO.

The plane will remain at the rest area until the Federal Aviation Administration completes an investigation.

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Amy Nelson is a reporter for WUFT News. She can be reached at news@wuft.org or 352-392-6397.

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