A single-engine airplane with mechanical trouble made an emergency landing on Interstate 540 north of Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday morning, multiple agencies reported.
State troopers, Raleigh police, Wake County sheriff’s deputies rushed to the highway near the Leesville Road exit about 9 a.m.
Police closed I-540 westbound at Leesville Road to keep vehicles away from the plane, a 1975 Piper Cherokee.
There were no reports of injuries.
Information from controllers indicated that the plane is owned by a Raleigh resident, William Woody.
The plane stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate with its engine facing the pavement.
The pilot had told controllers that the plane lost oil pressure.
It was not immediately know who was piloting the craft.