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Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway, fixes engine, takes off again

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LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on a State Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call reported that an airplane had landed on the highway around 5:30 p.m. northeast of Litchfield.

Deputies arrived to find the single-engine plane parked in a field approach north of the intersection with County Road 34.

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