Jeanne Houck, Cameron Knight and Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer

Update, 8:05 p.m.: All lanes of I-75 northbound have been reopened, according to police.

Original reporting: Cincinnati police say Interstate 75 northbound is closed at the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway due to the crash of a small plane.

Police said the pilot, 61-year-old John Bennett of Indianapolis, “landed safely,” hitting no other vehicles but coming to rest against a concrete barrier. Bennett was unharmed.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said the single-engine 1996 Beechcraft Bonanza made its emergency landing en route to Lunken Airport. She said Bennett reported a loss of engine power.

Lt. Steve Saunders said Bennett, the only occupant of the plane, stayed on the scene to assist in the investigation.

“Thankfully, he was able to land the plane safely,” Saunders said. “It’s somewhat of a miracle.”

Saunders said the Federal Aviation Administration is headed to the scene to assist with the investigation. The expressway will likely be closed most of Thursday afternoon.

Police said there was some warning that the plane may have been experiencing problems. It was being tracked by radar when it went down. Officials have not said if Bennettwas able to radio for help.

Cincinnati police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will investigate the traffic portion of the incident, while the FAA will work to determine the cause of the crash.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/04/16/small-plane-crash-closes-northbound-75-ronald-reagan/5144816002/