Plane makes emergency landing on I-185

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UPDATE:

12:28 p.m. — The plane that landed on I-185 Monday morning has taken off safely, according to a WRBL photographer on the scene. He says Georgia State Patrol officers blocked both lanes of I-185 northbound to give the pilot enough clear space to use the highway as a runway.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says the plane ran out of gas and was forced to land. The plane was able to take of again after refueling.

11:24 a.m. — News 3’s reporter on the scene says Georgia State Patrol has opened both lanes of traffic on I-185 northbound, but continue to investigate a plane landed in the shoulder near exit 25.


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HARRIS COUNTY, Ga — The Georgia State Patrol says a small plane had to make and emergency landing on Interstate-185 northbound near exit 25.

Witnesses say the plane came down just after 10:30 a.m. A State Patrol officer says the plane touched down with no injuries and no damage on the ground. He says the pilot called in saying there may have been a loss of power on board.

The State Patrol is on the scene investigating and one lane of I-185 northbound is blocked from oncoming traffic.

A News 3 reporter is headed to the scene to get more information.This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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