Small plane crashes onto California freeway

Toni Houston
July 1, 2017

KABC is reporting at least two people suffered critical injuries.

Orange County Fire Captain Larry Kurtz said the Cessna 310 crashed at 9:30 a.m.

A witness told KABC-TV the plane first hit the northbound side of the highway, then "bounced" across the median to the southbound side.

No other people on the ground were injured. The airport said the pilot called mayday, mayday to the tower just 11 seconds after takeoff.

A twin-engine plane crashed on the 405 Freeway in Orange County, California, Friday, the FAA confirmed to ABC News. It is unclear if the injured parties were on the plane or drivers on the freeway.

The freeway was closed in both directions, creating a massive backup, but the northern lanes have been partially cleared, according to broadcast reports. MORE: Drivers pull over, run toward fiery 405 plane crash to render aid " Most of the people were getting out of their cars, running to the scene. They are both being treated by emergency responders. The extent of the injuries were not known.

Arrivals were halted at the airport for about 45 minutes after the crash, and officials there advised travellers to arrive several hours early for flights.

The investigation is expected to cause major traffic flow problems for the already-busy Fourth of July weekend.

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