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Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway


LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on 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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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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