A small aircraft made an emergency touchdown on a freeway close to San Diego on Tuesday, clipping a number of automobiles and jamming visitors for hours.
The touchdown occurred after midday on Interstate 5 close to Del Mar, about 20 miles north of San Diego, in keeping with the Federal Aviation Administration and the California Freeway Patrol. Jose Ysea, a spokesman for the San Diego Hearth-Rescue Division, instructed the Instances of San Diego that the plane “clipped” a number of automobiles earlier than hitting and stopping at a center-divider wall.
In line with KSWB, one of many aircraft’s wings was lodged behind a automobile.
A girl who mentioned her automobile was hit by the aircraft instructed KSWB she noticed glass shattering because the aircraft appeared all of a sudden.
The aircraft’s pilot and one other occupant have been unhurt, Ysea mentioned, however two folks from automobiles have been taken to a neighborhood hospital with minor accidents.
The reason for the aircraft’s emergency touchdown is below investigation.
The incident resulted within the southbound lane of the freeway being closed, the fire department tweeted. Visitors was at a standstill as drivers have been instructed to keep away from the freeway for greater than an hour.
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