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Small plane lands on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. -

A single-engine airplane has made an emergency landing on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi's Jackson County.
    
Mississippi Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos tells The Associated Press the landing is believed to have occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of I-10, near Biloxi. No injuries were reported.
    
The landing happened near Mile Marker 48 between the heavily traveled D'Iberville and Ocean Springs exits. Poulos said troopers were directing traffic and awaiting Federal Aviation Administration officials. He said the pilot, whose name has not been released, reported losing power.
    
The plane did not strike any vehicles and the pilot was able to maneuver it over to the shoulder.
    
Pouous said all lanes of the interstate were open but traffic was moving slowly with drivers slowing down to look at the plane.

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