Small Plane Crashes Near Exit 21 on VT I-89

Published 04/18 2014 12:22PM

Updated 04/18 2014 06:20PM

HIGHGATE, Vt. - A small plane crashed on I-89 near exit 21 Friday afternoon. The crash happened near the Swanton exit on the interstate at around 12:15 p.m. 

Vermont State Police say a single passenger plane, fully engulfed in flames crashed onto the interstate. The pilot was able to parachute out prior to crashing. The pilot sustained minor injuries and is being provided medical treatment. 

One lane of traffic has reopened, but the right-hand lane is still closed. Crews expect this lane to be closed for an extended period of time.

The FAA will be investigating the crash. The plane is going to be brought to the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks to be investigated. 

Police couldn't provide any other information. 

Officials are still investigating. 

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