Highway 99 plane crash injures 1
An airplane crashed on Highway 99 Friday night near Crows Landing Road in Modesto, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Tom Olsen, public information officer with the CHP, said the pilot suffered minor injuries and was the sole passenger aboard. He said no vehicles were struck, although the plane “did sideswipe something.”
Olsen said his department received a mayday call from the pilot at 7:48 p.m. He said the plane went down on the highway near Crows Landing Road.
The plane was on fire when the Modesto Fire Department arrived, and firefighters extinguished the flames.
The pilot, flying a Piper Dakota, was described as a 59-year-old man from Santa Cruz, Olsen said.
He said the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.
He said there has been no determination at this point why the plane crashed.