Aircraft down near I-64 at former rest area near mile marker 108

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 06, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An aircraft is down near I-64 at a former rest area off mile marker 108 in Montgomery County.

First responders are on scene after a small engine plane landed off the highway.

Montgomery County Sheriff has confirmed that there are no deaths.

The pilot of the aircraft is okay and was transported to the hospital.

According to officials, the pilot was practicing touch-and-go landing. The pilot is experienced and has to practice touch-and-go landing to keep his certification.

The pilot realized he was having some type of engine failure and was trying to get to the airport.

The pilot was able to get out of the aircraft and was helped by Good Samaritans who got off the exit to help.

LEX 18 will bring you more information as it becomes available.