California plane crash : Small plane crashes, bursts into flames on busy highway

California plane crash news : A plane crash-landed on Friday morning on the San Diego (405) freeway in Orange County in the US state of California leaving two people on the small flight badly injured while causing a major traffic jam.

The California plane crash in southern California was captured by a driver on a cell phone and was shown on local television channel KABC-TV before going viral on the internet.

It revealed how the twin-engine Cessna 310 had flown low over the Orange County freeway before making a rough landing on the ground.

The small plane which seemed to be quickly losing power was captured on the video burst into flames shortly after its take off from John Wayne airport in Santa Ana.

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As per a report in Reuters on the California plane crash, the incident took place around 9:35 AM. The small plane brushed a car on the San Diego freeway just prior to its crash-landing. However, the passengers in the car were lucky to escape from any injuries.

A male and a female were rescued from the California plane crash site and were rushed to nearby hospital where their condition has been reported to be serious.

For close to an hour, the freeway was closed in both directions as firefighters tried to bring the flames under control. The California plane crash in Orange County held back arrivals at the John Wayne airport for 45 minutes or so while travelers were asked to report several hours ahead for departure.

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