Small plane lands on interstate highway shoulder in Virginia
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Nobody was injured after a pilot made an emergency landing on an interstate highway in southwest Virginia.
State Police say the pilot was planning to land in Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon Friday at about 6 p.m. when he ran out of fuel.
He ended up landing on the shoulder of northbound I-81 in Washington County, near Bristol.
No vehicles on the highway were struck or damaged.
The Bristol Herald-Courier reports that the plane was towed to the airport and that no criminal charges were filed.