Small plane lands in lanes of northbound 55 Fwy in Costa Mesa

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A small plane landed in the lanes of the northbound 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa Sunday night after the pilot reported engine trouble. (KABC)

A small plane landed in the lanes of the northbound 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa Sunday night after the pilot reported engine trouble.

The landing happened around 7:30 p.m. after the pilot of a Beech G33 aircraft bound for John Wayne Airport reported the trouble.

The plane landed smoothly on the freeway, just south of the Del Mar Avenue offramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.


It was unclear how many people were on the plane, but no one onboard was injured, authorities said. No one on the freeway was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident.

Witness Allison Martin captured an image of a small plane in the northbound lanes of the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa after it made an emergency landing on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.

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