Plane makes emergency landing on I-180 near Princeton, Illinois

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PRINCETON, Illinois — A private plane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 180.

The plane made its landing around 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, near Illinois Route 6 just east of Princeton.

On board were lawyers on a business trip, according to a report by LaSalle News Tribune.  The plane lost power and oil pressure.  When the pilot called in an emergency, he was told to land at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.   The plane started experiencing other problems before they could land, however, which forced them to find an alternative.

Interstate 180 was clear, so the pilot decided to land there and the plane made a safe landing.

One lane of 180 was closed as police helped clear the scene.

A manager from the Illinois-Valley Regional Airport said the passengers were heading to Ohio from central Iowa.

There were no reported injuries.