KPD: Pilot safe after emergency landing on I-40
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE: The plane has been loaded and removed from the interstate. All lanes of I-40 are reopened, according to the Knoxville Police.
A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on I-40 Eastbound Saturday afternoon.
According to Knoxville Police, the plane stalled during the flight and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. The pilot is okay and no vehicles were struck during the landing. No injuries were reported.
TDOT was forced to close the right lane along I-40 West as well as the shoulder on the Papermill Drive exit.
According to KPD and Knoxville Fire, the plane was towed to Stokes Electrical.