A small plane crashes while making an emergency landing on a California highway AmericaThis Tuesday (9).
While attempting to land, the plane skidded off the runway and hit a passing truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A video obtained by US news channel KTLA shows the exact moment of the crash. (See video below):
According to officials, the single-engine Piper Cherokee made an emergency landing en route to the Corona Municipal Airport after experiencing engine trouble.
“The pilot said he had engine trouble while trying to land at Corona Municipal Airport,” Capt. Levi Miller told KTLA.
Pilot Andrew Cho said the training he received helped him avoid a tragedy. “If you don’t panic, you know what to do,” he told local media.
The two passengers in the plane and the three passengers in the truck escaped unhurt.
Small plane makes emergency landing on highway in US – Photo: Edward Pajaro/Reproduction
Small plane catches fire after force-landing on US highway – Photo: Edward Pajaro/Reproduction
A firefighter puts out a fire on a plane that made an emergency landing on a highway in the US – Photo: Twitter/@CoronaFireDept
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