Pilot Joseph Arseneau, who was with four family members headed for the Sarnia Airport, had an electrical failure on board, leaving him unsure of the location.
Arseneau contacted Sarnia Police, who worked with the Lambton OPP to guide him to the stretch of Highway 402 between the Oil Heritage Road and Mandaumin exits.
it was then that a Dodge Caravan clipped the right wing of the plane.
None of the five people in the van, driven by 40-year-old Elizabeth Goodall of Sarnia, were injured, although the driver side of the van was damaged.
In the meantime, the plane is now parked at the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport and the incident is being investigated by Transport Canada.