Small plane crashes onto the 405 Freeway in Orange County – Los Angeles Times

A small twin-engine airplane burst into flames as it crash-landed on the 405 Freeway in Santa Ana on Friday as it attempted to land at John Wayne Airport.

Two people were on board the Cessna 310 when it crashed “under unknown circumstances,” according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the FAA. Their condition was not immediately known.

The plane landed in the southbound lanes of the freeway, just north of MacArthur Boulevard — next to the airport — about 9:30 a.m., CHP Officer Latos Quin said.

Images and video from the scene showed the belly of the aircraft slamming into the freeway and the plane bursting into flames as a tower of smoke rose above. The northbound lanes of the 405 were reopened by 10:15 a.m., and traffic was flowing normally.


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