By HOI ABC
BLOOMINGTON – Two people are safe after the small engine plane they were piloting experienced trouble landing Thursday afternoon in Bloomington.
Central Illinois Regional Airport deputy director Fran Strebing says it happened just before 1:15 PM Thursday.
The plane landed and came down the runway into a safety area, which is the protective area before the grass.
It is unclear what caused the plane to have issues when it landed, as no emergency was called by the pilot.
Strebing says the two people were coming from Florida, and were heading to Oskosh, Wisconsin when the incident occurred. It is also unclear why the plane landed in Bloomington, as they were not scheduled to.
She adds there was no damage to the airport and runway, and the incident did not impact airport operations.
However, the runway that the plane was on was closed for a couple of hours due to inspection and to clear the plane.
The amount of damage to the plane is unclear, but Strebing says the plane is not flyable.