Airplane Makes Emergency Landing On Freeway

A student pilot and instructor in a small plane made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a freeway near San Diego. It was a close call for drivers – and the two in the plane – on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.

After the aircraft experienced engine trouble, the instructor took over the controls of the Piper propeller aircraft and landed safely.

Cellphone video captured by a passenger in a car on the freeway showed the aircraft safely landing between vehicles.