July 2, 2016 9:00 pm -

79-year-old Leonard Nolden was low on fuel and couldn’t find the airport.

Nolden escaped with minor injuries, police said. He later told the Star Tribune he was doing all right.

No one else was hurt and no vehicles were hit. It is unclear whether the plane crashed or made an emergency landing, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.


Some fuel leaked onto the road before authorities removed the plane around midnight.

Lanes in both directions remained closed for a couple of hours after the landing.

‘It’s just fortunate nobody else was involved,’ State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson told the Star Tribune. ‘Traffic was delayed for a little bit, but that’s pretty minimal for what could have happened.’



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