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Plane makes emergency landing on Watterson

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email
Posted by Charles Gazaway - email 

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Early Friday morning, emergency crews remained on the scene of a small plane that made an emergency landing on the Watterson Expressway near Taylorsville Road.

The plane, a Piper PA-28, landed in the westbound lanes of the Watterson just west of the Taylorsville Road ramp shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday. Four people were reported to be onboard, but no injuries were reported.

The aircraft came to a stop on the grassy shoulder of the interstate off the driving lane. Traffic on westbound Watterson was flowing using the outside lanes.

According the FAA website, the registered owner of the plane is Benjamin Price of Fisherville, KY. It is not known if Price was onboard the aircraft at the time of the emergency landing.

Kathleen Bergan, communications manager of the FAA Southern region, said initial reports indicate Bowman Field was the plane's intended destination. Bergan said the FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board has notified of the crash.

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