Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on California Highway
A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway.
The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine trouble.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 20, 2018
Authorities say the single-engine Piper was carrying a 25-year-old pilot and a 36-year-old student
Breaking: A small plane has landed on Highway I-8 in San Diego, California. pic.twitter.com/9t1XrDNuqc
— Jeffrey Porter (@JeffreyPorterPM) October 19, 2018
The CHP says the instructor landed the plane. Video taken by a motorist on the freeway shows the plane gliding down between cars and rolling along two lanes.
EMERGENCY LANDING: A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 580 near San Leandro, CA. The pilot told the California Highway Patrol that the fuel line snapped and caused the plane to lose pressure. No injuries were reported. https://t.co/4dutAdRZmI pic.twitter.com/sm4lDqiKWa
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) August 12, 2018
The pilot and student pushed the plane to the freeway shoulder to avoid blocking traffic.