Pilot makes an emergency landing in Pike County, Illinois

Published: Jul. 28, 2018 at 4:04 PM CDT
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PEARL, Ill. (AP) - A western Illinois sheriff says a pilot has made an emergency landing in a village.

Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty says the pilot made a distress call to the FAA coordination facility in Kansas City before landing in an undeveloped portion of Peal, Illinois.

Petty says the pilot told deputies that there was smoke in the cockpit.

The pilot wasn't injured. No other passengers were aboard.

There are reports that crews are currently working to remove the plane from the area about 60 miles north of St. Louis.