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Dashcam Captures Plane Making Emergency Landing On California Highway

A cool plane momentarily injected some excitement into the lives of some otherwise-bored car drivers when it made an emergency landing onto the highway in front of them this weekend in the Bay Area.

“Oh my gosh,” exclaims our dashcam narrator. “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Making an emergency....ohhhh my gosh.”


You’re following along I-580 in San Leandro, on the east side of the Bay, below Oakland but before Hayward.

The pilot told the arriving CHP that a fuel line had snapped, as local ABC13 reports. This follows how eyewitnesses described what happened to ABC7 News:

“It was like, boom, like, a car was going out of gas or something,” said neighbor Michelle Williams. “Then it hit the ground and all I can do was just run and scream and say, ‘A plane is on our freeway!’”


There were no injuries. Oh my gosh.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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Ash78, voting early and often

Carry on to Hayward, son. There’ll be peace when you are done. Drop the flaps to 35. Don’t you fly no more.