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A helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 77 in Jackson County on Tuesday.

No one was injured in the landing, which happened just after 1:45 p.m. near the 119 mile marker in the Goldtown area, Jackson emergency dispatchers said.

The pilot landed the helicopter on the road in the southbound lanes, dispatchers said. It wasn’t clear how many passengers were aboard.

Dispatchers said “engine failure” was the cause of the emergency landing.

The helicopter, a Bell 407, is owned by Red River Ranch in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website. The helicopter left Yeager Airport, in Charleston, at about 10:02 a.m. and returned to the hilltop airport just before noon, according to, a flight-tracking website.

Dispatchers said the helicopter was towed from the scene.

In September, a small plane was forced to make two emergency landings on the interstate in Jackson County. The plane landed and took off in the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 near Fairplain, only to be forced to land again.

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