Piper Cherokee lands on Louisville expressway

 

A Piper Cherokee owned by a Fisherville, Ky., man crash-landed on a busy freeway Thursday night, just south of Bowman Field Airport (LOU) in Louisville, Ky.

Local TV station WHAS-11 reported that the aircraft attempted to land at Louisville International Airport (SDF) while low on fuel and was diverted to Bowman.

It landed on the westbound lanes of the Watterson Expressway before coming to rest off the right shoulder of the road.

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The aircraft, reportedly carrying four passengers, landed without any of those on board suffering injury. Traffic snarled near the scene during rush hour Friday morning before the plane was moved to a hangar at Bowman.

Federal authorities are investigating.

Read more at the link above and here from the local newspaper, The Courier-Journal.