NHP: Small Airplane Lands on I-80 in Churchill County

I-80 Plane - Photo Courtesy Blake Portman
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CHURCHILL COUNTY, NV - The Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting that no one was hurt after a small airplane made an emergency landing on the eastbound lanes of I-80 about 70 miles east of Reno on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

The NHP says the airplane, reportedly a Cessna, made an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble about 5 p.m. The plane landed at milepost 81 near the U.S. 95 turnoff.

The NHP says the FAA will assist in the investigation. No vehicles were damaged and the highway has since reopened after the plane was moved to the shoulder.