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Small plane lands on I-94 outside Racine

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STURTEVANT, Wisc. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A small plane "landed" on Interstate 94 Monday night outside Racine, Wis., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The twin-engine aircraft landed on I-94 between Wisconsin Routes 11 and 20 in Sturtevant, Wis., about 6:30 p.m., according to the FAA. Sturtevant is about 7 miles southwest of Racine, Wis.

The plane had two people on board and was attempting to land at Sylvania Airport in Sturtevant, the FAA said. Injury information was not immediately available.

The airport is just west of the interstate. The Racine County (Wis.) Sheriff's office confirmed the crash and remained on the scene Monday night.

The FAA said the plane had a tail number of N821DA. A plane with that tail number is registered to Sky Dive Midwest, according to the company's website.

The Beech B90 plane was built in 1968 and registered in Reno, Nev., according to online plane records.

Skydive Midwest said the plane, named Delta Alpha, has two Raisebeck modified PT-6-28 turbine engines and is "the area's premier KingAir jump ship."

About 200 pounds were removed from Delta Alpha during a restoration last winter, according to Skydive Midwest's website. The restoration also included a new paint job, new interior and updated safety features.

"She only needs 8 1/2 minutes to climb to 14,500 feet. Not to mention the new paint scheme looks just bad a**.

"All in all the new N821DA is safer, faster, and easy to load, resulting in quicker turn-around times and more jumps per day. So pack fast, and enjoy the ride."

The FAA said its investigations typically take "several weeks or more" before completion.

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