Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Busy California Freeway

Pilot, Sevak Sargsyan, and a 27-year-old student pilot, were able to successfully land a small single-engine airplane on California's 23 Freeway on Monday.

The two-seat plane landed around 4:37 p.m., right in the midst of the southbound traffic lanes. There were no injuries, but Sargsyan was flying with a student pilot when the engine started sputtering. The FAA called it a "precautionary landing."

Sargsyan told KTLA, "We just had an engine problem. The engine was sputtering and we had to land."

Sargsyan and his student pilot had taken off from Van Nuys. His student, Danielle Lagree is just happy to be alive. Lagree told NBC Los Angeles, "I'm just grateful that I'm alive. When he started telling me to find a place to crash, I knew we were crashing."

A woman who posted a video clip of the landing on Twitter said, "You guys, I'm freaking out. A plane just landed on the freeway." KTLA reported that FAA officials would examine and inspect the plane sometime this week.

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