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Plane makes emergency landing on Los Angeles freeway

A small plane had to dodge traffic as it made an emergency landing on a freeway south of Los Angeles.

The Beech G33 light aircraft was on its way to land at a nearby airport at 8pm last night when the pilot reported engine trouble and was forced to land on the 55 Freeway in Orange County.

Describing the landing, pilot Izzy Slod, 24, said: “You don’t have a choice, you have a minute, maybe two minutes max to figure something out.

“I went with my gut on the freeway. I didn’t know if I was going to make it.”

Stunned motorists filmed the plane as they passed alongside it on the five line freeway.

There were no reported injuries.

Source: Evening Standard

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