Vintage plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuries

24 October, 2018, 09:18 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Los Angeles plane crash: WW2 jet CRASHES into Agoura Hills freeway | Daily Star

All northbound and southbound lanes were expected to be closed for an unknown duration, CHP tweeted at 1:59 p.m.

A small plane crashed on the northbound 101 Freeway in the Agoura Hills area on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Images on social media from Cynthia Alvarez showed the plane in flames, moments after it crashed.

The crash, which occurred west of Los Angeles, slowed traffic to a crawl as the pilot was rescued and fire fighters dealt with the blaze.

No vehicles were involved and the pilot was uninjured, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which responded and doused the flaming wreckage.

The aircraft, painted in German air force markings, belonged to the Condor Squadron - a group that performs mock dogfights for airshows and flies in formation for other veteran-focused events, according to president Chris Rushing.

CBS Los Angeles reports fire crews extinguished the flames and officials stopped traffic in both directions.

The pilot told Eyewitness News that he had experienced engine failure.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.

The aircraft was a World War II era T-6 plane, flying out of Van Nuys Airport. Somehow, the pilot managed to avoid any cars on the freeway, and reportedly got it down cleanly. until one of the wings clipped the center divider. "I'm guessing it was just a very fortunate set of circumstances". It took off from Van Nuys Airport, a spokesperson confirmed.



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