Small plane makes emergency landing on highway in Park City; no one injured

Two men were flying from Idaho to Provo and lost control of the aircraft.

Sara Tabin | The Salt Lake Tribune A small plane made a landing on Interstate 80 Saturday night.

A small red-and-white plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 80 in Park City on Saturday night.

Agent Colton Freckleton with the State Bureau of Investigations said there were two men in the plane who were traveling from Idaho to Provo. He said they had recently purchased the plane and were flying it for fun. They lost control of the plane for an unknown reason and had to make an emergency landing.

The plane landed in the middle lanes of the road but was moved to the shoulder after it came to a stop. Freckleton said no one was injured.

At 8:30 p.m. the plane was still parked off the road on the grass shoulder. The two men who had flown in it were gone.

Freckleton said the men were not able to get the plane transported tonight so they will come back for it tomorrow morning.

The plane, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, took off in Idaho Falls on Saturday afternoon according to online plane tracker FlightAware.

This is a developing story that will be updated.