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Small plane lands on I-81 near Virginia/Tennessee state line

The plane landed on the interstate

Courtesy of Virginia State Police
Courtesy of Virginia State Police

BRISTOL, Va.UPDATE

No one was injured after a plane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 81 in Washington County, according to Virginia State Police. 

Authorities say a faulty gas gauge caused the plane ran out of fuel before it could reach its final destination, the Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon. 

The plane landed near Exit 7 on I-81 around 6 p.m. Friday. The pilot was not injured and no cars were hit or damaged during the emergency landing.   

Police say the plane was towed away around 8 p.m.

Courtesy of Virginia State Police
Courtesy of Virginia State Police

A small plane has landed on Interstate 81 in Virginia.

The plane landed near Exit 7 in Virginia, according to WCYB.

Stay with 10 News for more on this breaking story.

 


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