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.