Small plane makes emergency landing near Knox, Union county line

Pilot said to be walking around, injuries unknown

(source: TDOT/Mark Nagi)

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) – A small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon near the Knox and Union County line

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. near the 9500 block of Maynardville Highway. Union County Emergency Management says the single engine plane left Island Home Airport bound for Ohio when it experienced a mechanical difficulty at around 6,000 feet.

The pilot couldn’t make it back to the airport and tried to land on Highway 33 but went into a ditch. The pilot was not injured.

The roadway was partially blocked in both directions for a time but has since reopened. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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