Second plane crashes on California road in nine days

One person was injured in a plane crash in El Cajon, California, and it is the second personal plane crash in the state this month.

A light aircraft crashed near Interstate 8 outside of San Diego around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, news channel KTLA reported. The plane struck a white SUV before crash-landing, with no reported injuries to any of the vehicle’s passengers. In a statement to news weekthe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the plane was a single-engine Cessna 195 and only the pilot was on board during the crash.

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating. The NTSB will lead the investigation and provide additional updates,” the agency said.

The pilot, a 65-year-old man from San Diego, was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to KTLA, which quoted a California Highway Patrol officer who spoke to reporters after the incident.

Second plane crash in California in days
A single-engine Cessna is pictured January 8, 2002 at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport in Clearwater, Florida. A plane crashed Thursday near a freeway in El Cajon, California, after striking an SUV, leaving one person injured.
Steve Nesius

Carrie Zub, whose vehicle was hit by the plane, told OnScene news agency that she was pulling onto the freeway when “all of a sudden this – I didn’t know what it was – but a plane just hit the front of my car and then went down,” so KTLA.

“I just immediately thought, oh my god, and then I just pulled to the right and stopped and I’m just so grateful that I’m fine,” Zub said.

The crash site was 5 miles from a local airport in San Diego County.

news week has reached out to the California Highway Patrol for comment.

Earlier this month, on August 9th, a plane crashed into a freeway in Corona, California Los Angeles Times reported that two people on board the plane survived unharmed. The plane crashed while attempting to land at an airport and suffered “possible engine failure,” the newspaper reported, citing the California Highway Patrol.

In another incident in July, a father and son died after their plane crashed in the Idaho wilderness. Investigators reported finding a fire and crash site in a designated wilderness area and later retrieved the remains.

In May, two people died when a plane crashed after takeoff at a Florida airport. Two others were critically injured in the crash.

Also in May, video of a plane crashing on a Miami bridge went viral. The plane lost power while carrying three passengers before crashing. At least one person died after the incident.

https://www.newsweek.com/second-plane-crashes-california-roadway-nine-days-1735020 Second plane crashes on California road in nine days

Rick Schindler

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