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I-35W reopens after plane makes emergency landing

Officials said a single-engine Bellanca Viking plane made an unexpected landing just before 9:30 p.m., striking a vehicle and closing the interstate for hours.

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol says a small aircraft made a suspected emergency landing Wednesday night on Interstate 35W near New Brighton.

According to officials, the single engine Bellanca Viking plane made an unexpected landing just before 9:30 p.m. on the northbound lanes near Interstate 694.

Authorities say the aircraft crashed into another vehicle that was on I-35W, but no injuries occurred in the crash. Northbound 35W is currently closed at Ramsey County Road E2 for "an extended period of time" as officials continue to investigate.

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