SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — This story has been updated with extra information from the state Dept. of Public Safety.

Drivers passing along Interstate 29 near 12th Street in Sioux Falls caught a glimpse of something unusual early Tuesday afternoon. An airplane, not flying above them as usual, but instead sitting alongside the road, next to Exit 79.

This plane did not fall from the sky in some catastrophic event it seems, but instead fell off of a trailer after a tire blew out, according to the South Dakota Dept. of Public Safety (DPS).

KELOLAND News photographer Ashton Fechner happened upon the plane and stopped to take the pictures below.

  • Small plane on Interstate 29 near 12th Street
  • Plane along Interstate 29

The Interstate appears to be open in both directions, and no additional information is currently known.

This story will be updated when more information is available.