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Small plane makes emergency landing on Los Angeles freeway

Plane Lands on Highway in Southern California
Posted at 12:08 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 15:08:08-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody was hurt when a small plane with two people on board made an emergency landing on a busy Los Angeles freeway at the end of the holiday weekend.

Authorities say the single-engine Cessna landed around 7 p.m. Monday in southbound lanes of State Route 101 in the Westlake Village area. The pilot had radioed to nearby Van Nuys Airport minutes earlier that he might need to make an emergency landing, but the reason was not immediately clear.

The freeway was shut down as crews guided the plane down an exit ramp.