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Plane lands on San Diego Co. freeway, no injuries

Posted: July 22, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: July 21, 2012 6:00 a.m.

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured after a small plane made an emergency landing on a freeway in San Diego County.

The California Highway Patrol said one of its officers was making a traffic stop Saturday morning and noticed the homemade plane attempting to land on state route 67 in Santee. The officer initiated a traffic break to clear the road for the plane to land.

CHP Officer Brian Pennings said the pilot reported having engine problems shortly after taking off from Gillespie Field near El Cajon. He told CHP officers that he was trying to turn back to the airfield when the engine locked up.


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