Plane Takes Off From Tennessee Highway After Refueling

Plane Takes Off From Tennessee Highway After Refueling


A plane took off from a Tennessee highway Tuesday after an emergency landing near Washington Pike, according to police.

“A small plane made an emergency landing after running out of gas on I-640 East around Washington Pike. No injuries reported, no vehicles were hit and the plane is not damaged. Two lanes of eastbound traffic remain open on I-640,” the Knoxville Police Department tweeted.

The plane has been refueled and is back in the air. All lanes of I-640 East are back open. pic.twitter.com/6XtXT7LNof

— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) September 9, 2020

KPD Traffic Alert: A small plane made an emergency landing after running out of gas on I-640 East around Washington Pike. No injuries reported, no vehicles were hit and the plane is not damaged. Two lanes of eastbound traffic remain open on I-640. pic.twitter.com/IvH3oyDusI

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— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) September 9, 2020

The plane was a four-passenger aircraft carrying two people, according to a press release provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The pilot told officials he had began [sic] his flight from Sky Ranch Airport near Alcoa Highway, in route [sic] to Island Home Airport in South Knoxville

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