Six-Passenger Aircraft Crashes on 405 Freeway, Two Injured


A six-passenger aircraft attempting to land at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, came up short of the runway, crashing on the 405 freeway Friday morning local time.

The fire from the smoking twin-engine Cessna 310 was extinguished, and two people were airlifted to a local hospital. It was unclear if the patients had been passengers on the plane or were on the ground at the time of the crash.

The 405 freeway was shut down immediately after the crash, and the airfield announced that it was closed to arrivals.

The plane had departed from John Wayne Airport, and the pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off. It was trying to return to the airport when the crash occurred.

Image: Aftermath of the Small plane crash on I-405 near Santa Ana, California

Aftermath of the small plane crash on I-405 near Santa Ana, California.