Small plane lands on I-81 in Washington County, VA after running out of gas


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 has just confirmed with Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman that a small plane has landed on Interstate 81.

Sheriff Newman said the plane was at the 8.7 mile marker northbound on the interstate. 

News Channel 11 spoke to a VSP official on scene who was able to give Jackie DeFusco a live update on our WJHL Facebook page.

Virginia State Police officials said the call came in just after 6p.m. that a small, fixed-wing aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 81. 

We’re told no injuries were reported, and that no vehicles were hit.

VSP said they are still investigating.  

News Channel 11 has a crew on the way to the scene. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates on 

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