KEY POINTS

  • The plane crash-landed on Highway 412 in Madison County, Tennessee
  • The crash caused congestion on the highway for a few hours
  • No injuries were reported in the incident

A small plane crash-landed on a highway in Madison County, Tennessee, on Tuesday, disrupting traffic for hours. The plane also clipped some power lines while landing.

Madison County Fire Department crew responded to Highway 412 around 3.30 p.m. local time (4.30 p.m. EDT) after receiving reports of a plane crash. Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner told WBBJ-TV that the pilot of the single-engine crop duster decided to make an emergency landing on the road after the plane experienced engine issues. However, the landing turned into a crash.

"Being a crop duster, generally when they’re working, they work in close proximity to the ground. Sometimes, they don’t have enough time to glide somewhere to put it down, they have to put it down the best way they can," he told the channel.

While landing, the plane clipped a few power lines, luckily, only one residence faced a power issue.

"In doing so, he clipped some power lines, which caused him to lose control of the aircraft, which skidded off the roadway into some trees," he told the television station. The power lines were fixed in a few hours.

Meanwhile, Chief Turner confirmed that no one was hurt in the incident.

"Pilots say that any landing they can walk away from is a good landing, and I think he’s very blessed," he said.

The crash, however, did cause congestion on the highway for a few hours and the traffic had to be navigated.

An investigation into the crash was ongoing.

The incident comes a week after a plane crash in Madison County killed a pilot. The pilot of the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza plane was making an emergency landing at the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport after facing medical or mechanical issues. However, the plane crashed into a field just about a mile away from the airport. The pilot, identified as Bryan Jackson, who was the only person on-board, died in the crash. The crash was being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

plane crash In this image, the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane lies in a field after it crashed outside of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, Aug. 14, 2013. Photo: NTSB via Getty Images