A private pilot in a light airplane made a safe emergency landing on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton Monday.

This is according to a CBS8 report.

According to the California Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration, the incident happened at about 12:45 p.m.

The single-engine Piper PA24 made an emergency touchdown.

It landed on the southbound side of the freeway near Basilone Road in the San Onofre area.

Authorities said there no property damage or injuries.

Oceanside CHP area office said it was due to a “mechanical failure.”

Based on FAA records, the pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

According to records, a Carmel Valley man owned the plane.

The plane landed it blocked the far right-hand number 4 southbound lane of the interstate.

CHP added a heavily congested traffic ensued in the area in the early afternoon.

South Dakota Plane Mishap

Meanwhile, in a southeastern rural area in South Dakota, one died after a crop-dusting plane crashed, said an AP report.

Douglas County Sheriff, Jon Coler, told KELO-TV the crash happened just west of Parkston.

He added that federal investigators will look into the matter.

No other further details were released.

Tragedy In Utah

Police now identified the three adults and a 9-month-old child have died after a small airplane crashed, said AP.

It happened in a Salt Lake City suburb this weekend, police said Monday.

Police identified the victims a pilot, Lee Wyckoff, 43, his 9-month-old daughter Coral Wyckoff, and Milda Shibonis, 36.

The all died when a Piper PA-32 crashed into a West Jordan backyard on Saturday, police said.

Unfortunately, Mary Quintana, 72, also died when the plane crashed on her back porch.

Meanwhile, the pilot’s wife, Rebecca Wyckoff, 36, and Cody Mitchell, 2, were in critical condition Sunday.

The two-years-old sustained critical burns to his legs and arms, said the report.

Only one passenger, Shibonis’ daughter Veda Sheperd, 12, did not sustain any critically injury.

However, the crash caused at least one home to catch on fire.

A total of three homes were damaged.


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