Plane makes emergency landing on California interstate

Single-engine plane makes emergency landing on California highway

SAN DIEGO — An emergency landing by a single-engine plane snarled traffic Thursday night on Interstate 5 in San Diego, multiple news outlets reported.

Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, told KNSD the Cessna 182 made a hard landing on the southbound lanes around 7:15 p.m.

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Within 30 minutes authorities had re-opened two southbound lanes, KFMB reported.

Carlsbad Fire Division Chief Mike Lopez told KNSD a man and a woman were on board traveling from the San Gabriel Airport in Los Angeles to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

According to KFMB, no injuries were reported, and the plane did not strike any motorists.

“They did a pretty good job landing this thing,” Lopez told KNSD, adding, “The skill of that pilot, he did a stellar job.”