Small plane makes emergency landing on Interstate 70 near Rifle

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RIFLE, Colo. — A small plane had to make an emergency landing on eastbound Interstate 70 near Rifle on Monday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The plane had to land on the interstate after it ran out of fuel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The plane landed on I-70 around 5:20 p.m. and it is unknown how many people were on board. There was no injuries, the Colorado State Patrol said.

One lane of traffic was blocked as crews worked to move the plane off the highway.

The CSP said the plane was towed to Rifle Airport.