Small plane lands safely on NW Indiana highway

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A small plane landed safely on a highway in northwestern Indiana after apparently having engine trouble.

No injuries were reported from the emergency landing on Indiana 49 near Valparaiso on Tuesday. The plane came to a stop on a shoulder of the four-lane divided highway about a mile from the Porter County Regional Airport.

Witness Rex Polovitch tells the Post-Tribune the plane's engine was running rough and shut down while approaching the airport.

The single-engine plane is a type built during World War II and it was painted as a military aircraft, but the age of the plane wasn't immediately available.

Shanna Cauley tells The Times of Munster she thought the plane would hit her as she drove on the highway. The Times reports the pilot declined comment.

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