DOT: Small aircraft crashes on I-94EB near Highway 20

RACINE -- Wisconsin DOT officials say a small aircraft crashed onto I-94 eastbound near Highway 20 in Racine County near Sturtevant Monday evening, October 22nd.

Officials say the crash involved no fatalities or injuries -- though the plane was heavily damaged.

Racine County Sheriff's officials along with Union Grove/Yorkville Fire officials at the scene told FOX6 News the twin engine 1968 Beecher aircraft plane apparently skidded off the runway and onto I-94 eastbound -- blocking all three lanes of traffic. Fortunately, there were no cars in the plane's path, and no one was injured on the ground.

The plane was reportedly attempting to land at the South Sylvania Airport in the Town of Yorkville.

Officials told FOX6 News at the scene there were two people on board the plan -- a male pilot and a female passenger. The female passenger was taken to the hospital with what officials say are non life threatening injuries. The extent of those injuries is unknown at this time. Names of the pilot and passenger have not yet been released.

Both the male pilot and female passenger work for Skydive Midwest.

Traffic was diverted off I-94 eastbound at Highway 20 and can re-enter at County KR. The plane remained on the freeway as of 9:30 p.m. Monday, and crews were working to clean up oil that had leaked from the plane onto the freeway.

Delays in excess of three miles were reported on I-94 eastbound. Officials initially had both lanes of I-94 closed near Highway 20.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office and the FAA are handling the investigation.