The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating reports of a possible downed aircraft on I-40 near Somerville in Fayette County.
The aircraft made an emergency landing in the westbound lanes of I-40, the highway patrol said.
There were no reported injuries, the highway patrol added.
According to the real-time flight tracking website FlightAware.com, a small Cessna Skyhawk took off at around 8:32 p.m. CST from southeast Missouri and landed some 48 minutes later, reportedly on the interstate.
The Cessna Skyhawk, with a tail registry number of N2876Q that landed on I-40, is registered to William C. Sharpe of Oakland, Tenn. The Cessna Skyhawk was manufactured in 1971.
It is unclear what caused the small aircraft to land or who was piloting the aircraft.
The Cessna Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing fixed-wing aircraft.
Somerville is 50 miles east of Memphis.
FOX13 News has a crew in Somerville in Fayette County and will have additional information on FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis at 4:30 a.m., and on myFOXMemphis.com.
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