Plane crashes, bursts into flames on busy California highway

Posted July 01, 2017

Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz tells KCBS-TV that Cessna 310 aircraft clipped the vehicle as it crashed Friday morning on Interstate 405 near John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa.

A small, twin-engine plane has crashed on the 405 freeway outside Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Larry Kurtz said the plane had crashed and two people are being hospitalized with traumatic injuries. Original story: The family of a man killed in a wreck that they say was caused by tennis star Venus Williams has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

No other people on the ground were injured. The FAA and the Transportation Safety Board will both be involved in the investigation, KTLA reported.

The Cessna 310's wreckage was on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit.

Images posted on social media showed flames shooting from the aircraft and smoke surrounding it.

Two people were on the plane when it went down and are being treated for their injuries.

Many Twitter and Facebook users were driving on the freeway at the moment the incident occurred around 9:35 a.m.

The aircraft clipped a vehicle as it came crashing down in a fireball but the driver escaped with a bruised elbow.

"The plane collided, spun across the freeway and burst into flames", Kurtz said. The airfield was temporarily closed to arrivals.

The airport said on Twitter that a Cessna 310 aircraft had landed on the freeway, short of the runway.