Plane makes emer­gency land­ing on In­ter­state 5

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

CARLS­BAD (AP) — A pi­lot and his lone pas­sen­ger walked away un­hurt af­ter a small air­plane made an emer­gency land­ing on a San Diego-area high­way, au­thor­i­ties said.

The sin­gle-en­gine Cessna lost power and made a hard land­ing in south­bound lanes of In­ter­state 5 in Carls­bad just af­ter 7 p.m. Thurs­day, said Divi­sion Chief Mike Lopez of the city’s fire depart­ment.

The San Diego Union-Tri­bune re­ported that the man and woman on board were headed for Carls­bad’s McClel­lan-Palo­mar Air­port from the San Gabriel Val­ley Air­port east of Los An­ge­les when they ex­pe­ri­enced en­gine trou­ble.

The plane’s cock­pit “filled with smoke,” ac­cord­ing to a tweet from Carls­bad city of­fi­cials.

There was mi­nor dam­age to the plane, which came to rest partly on its nose, Lopez said. The air­craft did not col­lide with any ve­hi­cles or cause any crashes, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

There were lane clo­sures un­til crews man­aged to re­move the plane around mid­night.

As­so­ci­ated Press

This sin­gle-en­gine Cessna 182 made an emer­gency land­ing Thurs­day on In­ter­state 5 in Carls­bad. The pi­lot and his lone pas­sen­ger walked away un­hurt, au­thor­i­ties said.

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