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Plane Carrying Lady Antebellum CMA Fest Banner Makes Emergency Landing in Nashville

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Lady Antebellum photographed on Jan. 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

A small airplane with a banner advertising "Meet Lady Antebellum text CMA to 31996" made an emergency landing due to an engine failure while flying around downtown Nashville, according to The Tennessean

The plane landed at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon (June 10) on a grassy area where Interstate 65 meets Interstate 40, near Jefferson Street. No injuries have been reported.

"I didn’t have a lot of choices. I maneuvered the airplane, picked my spot and landed in it," pilot Wayne Mansfield, who felt the engine sputtering, said. He believes the problem was an exhaust valve failure.

Mansfield, based outside of Boston and in town just for the job, told The Tennessean that the plane -- which Federal Aviation Administration records indicate is a 1987 fixed-wing, single-engine airplane -- would be removed by a repair crew. 

CMA Music Festival is a four-day country music event that runs through Sunday. Lady Antebellum is scheduled to perform at Nissan Stadium Saturday night from 10-10:30 p.m.

"So unbelievably glad everyone is ok!" Lady A tweeted upon hearing the news.