Small plane crash lands on 91 Freeway in Corona

The plane crashed into a Toyota pickup truck carrying three people before sliding across all lanes of traffic and into an on ramp. From the Los Angeles Times:

According to the Corona Fire Department, the single-engine plane crashed on the freeway near Buena Vista Avenue around 12:31 p.m. and went up in flames. The two people onboard were able to escape without injuries, authorities said. Fire crews quickly put out the fire.

California Highway Patrol Officer Keith Ballantyne told The Times that the plane was attempting to land at the Corona Municipal Airport and experienced a “possible engine failure,” forcing it to make an emergency landing on the freeway.


All three passengers in the Toyota and the plane’s pilot and passenger walked away unscathed. California Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident. Traffic on the eastbound lanes of 91 was backed up for the rest of the day