A small plane carrying two passengers has crashed onto the busy 405 freeway by Irvine, CA earlier today, severely injuring the two passengers of the plane and shutting down southbound traffic on the freeway. One person says the aircraft tilted to its side and nearly turned upside down when it hit the freeway median.
Flame and smoke erupt from a twin-engine prop jet after it crashed on Interstate 405, just short of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport, in Costa Mesa, Calif., Friday, June 30, 2017.
It happened about 9:35 a.m. north of MacArthur Boulevard, about 1,000 feet from a John Wayne Airport runway, authorities said. According to records, the last time this plane was in the air was Thursday when it flew from John Wayne to Ontario, then back to John Wayne. We're hearing that no vehicles were damaged during the incident.
Video posted on social media showed the plane engulfed in flames and plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky.
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A woman who had been on the plane pulled a man from the wreckage and said he was her husband, according to a witness who spoke to KABC. The airfield is closed to arrivals, but departures are not affected.
He says two people have been injured and will be taken by helicopter to a hospital. Police closed the freeway in both directions because wreckage scattered over lanes in both directions.
A passer-by shared a photo of the crash with his followers on Twitter.