Small plane crashes on California freeway; injuries reported

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 13:39:10-04

LOS ANGELES — A small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport on Friday morning, forcing closure of the freeway, according to KTLA.

The plane is on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit.

The Cessna 310 aircraft landed on the freeway short of the runway at 9:35 a.m, the Santa Ana airport tweeted.  The airfield is closed to arrivals, but departures are not affected.

Video recorded from a vehicle on the freeway showed black smoke billowing from the wreckage, with flames rising in the area of the center divider. Debris was all over the freeway.

Two people were taken out of the plane, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic log.