Plane makes emergency landing on I-70

Published: Nov. 15, 2016 at 8:44 AM MST
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I-70 drivers near Rifle had an unusual companion Monday night: a small plane.

The plane reportedly ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing outside Rifle. The pilot was able to make a smooth landing on the roadway without hitting any vehicles, and State Patrol said no injuries were reported.

One lane on I-70 was closed while State Patrol moved the plane off the interstate.

The incident is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.