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      Plane makes emergency landing on US-2

      Plane being towed after safely making emergency landing on US-2 in Upper Michigan

      A single engine airplane made an emergency landing on US-2 in Bessemer Township early Thursday morning.

      According to the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department, the pilot made an emergency landing after the plane began to experience engine difficulties. Aaron Routsala was flying from the Gogebic County Airport to Iron River when the engine issues started.

      Routsala, of Ironwood, was attempting to get back to the Gogebic County Airport when he was forced to make the landing on US-2 near Blackjack Road.

      Police say the plane landed safely at around 4:45 a.m., and Routsala was not injured during the incident.

      The Piper Cherokee was towed back to the Gogebic County Airport. The sheriff's department says the FAA was notified and they are investigating the incident.