A small plane made an emergency landing on a highway after running out of gas, Knoxville police said.
The plane, a Cessna 172, had two passengers aboard in addition to the pilot. It was flying toward a South Knoxville airport when the pilot realized the plane would not have enough fuel to reach their destination, according to reports.
The aircraft was able to make a safe landing eastbound along interstate I-640 East around 10 a.m.
No vehicles were struck by the plane as it landed. The plane came to ground safely and without damage.
A friend of the pilot brought fuel back to the plane, and after refueling, the aircraft took off around an hour later.