Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Los Angeles plane crash: WW2 jet CRASHES into Agoura Hills freeway

Los Angeles plane crash: WW2 jet CRASHES into Agoura Hills freeway

Highway patrol said at 3 p.m. that all lanes would be closed indefinitely.

"He heard a couple of loud pops in the engine.He was able to control it and was trying to land on the 101 Freeway but there was a vehicle in front of him", Starling said.

LA County fire officials said they were notified about the crash near the Liberty Canyon Road exit just before 2 p.m PT, the Ventura County Star reports. The pilot got out of the aircraft before it was engulfed in flames and did not sustain any injuries, the agency said.

A vintage plane has shut down a freeway in the United States after it crashed and burst into flames along the busy stretch of road.

He's in his 40s and is an experienced pilot for Alaska Airlines, according to CBS2's Randy Paige.

There was no damage to any vehicles, but the crash intensified traffic about 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

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Starling said the 101 Freeway was actually a good location to land, as long as there's no rush hour traffic.

A vintage World War II fighter plane - for the Nazis, not the good guys - crash landed on one of L.A.'s busiest freeways. and miraculously the pilot survived.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were heading to the incident, CHP said.

Chris Rushing, president of the nonprofit Condor Squadron, said the plane belongs to his organization.

According to its website, the Condor Squadron operates military aircraft museums at the Van Nuys Airport and in Burbank, and it flies restored aircraft at parades and memorial events honoring veterans.

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