Plane makes emergency landing on I-65 in Indiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Plane makes emergency landing on I-65 in Indiana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a plane has made an emergency landing on I-65 near Uniontown, Ind., in Jackson County.

Indiana State Police say the plane landed Saturday around 11:30 a.m. The plane landed on the interstate near mile marker 42 before maneuvering into the median.

ISP says the pilot Aaron Wright, 44, of Carmel, Ind., was flying from Carmel to Louisville with his wife and 13-year old son. None of them were hurt.

The plane had mechanical issues and lost power. Wright turned the plane around in an attempt to make it to the Seymour airport.

When he realized he couldn't make it, Wright landed on the southbound lanes of I-65 before stopping in the median.

"He just picked out a spot, and luckily we were  kind of in a straight area," said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with ISP. "And I think the cars saw it coming in and were able to move out of the way."

Members of the Crothersville Fire Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

Both lanes of I-65 were slowed for three hours while the incident was being investigated.

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