Vintage plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuries

Vintage plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuries

Vintage plane crash-lands on California freeway, no injuries

Multiple lanes of the 101 Freeway remained closed Tuesday evening after a small plane crashed near the center divider in Agoura Hills.

All lanes on both sides of the freeway were reopened shortly before 6 p.m., the CHP reported on Twitter.

Video shared on social media showed the flaming plane billowing smoke into the sky while firefighters worked to control the scene.

Crews were responding to the highway north of Liberty Canyon Road, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.

No vehicles on the ground were involved in the crash that snarled traffic about 30 miles (50 kms).

Starling said the pilot suffered only some singed hair from the resulting fire.

KABC-TV spoke with the pilot, who only identified himself as Rob. "The engine completely failed".

This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a vintage North American AT-6 airplane that crashed on US 101 in Agoura Hills, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams said the agency was "in the very early stages of the investigation and will have more information tomorrow".

It is reported the pilot miraculously walked away from the crash with no injuries.

The pictures show the plane crashed nose down, with the back end of the aircraft sticking up in the air.

The vintage plane, belonging to Condor Squadron Aviation Club, was decorated in World War II-era Luftwaffe markings.

The pilot of the plane issued an emergency alert at around 1:45 p.m. when he lost power after taking off from Van Nuys Airport, California Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Starling told KTLA.

The pilot's name has not been released.

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