Plane landing on Lawrenceburg highway part of high school competition, SRO says

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating after a small airplane touched down on a highway in Lawrence County, officials confirmed with News 2.

The incident occurred on Highway 43 in Lawrenceburg around 8 a.m. Friday. No one was injured.

According to a Lawrenceburg High School resource officer, the aircraft was part of an auto competition between classes. 

The school official told News 2 that the pilot promised students he would bring it to the school last night but wasn’t able to make the flight at that time due to rain and fog. 

According to THP officials, they are investigating the incident along with the local District Attorney’s office, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. It remains unclear if the event was approved by aviation officials.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates. 

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