On Tuesday, a single-engine plane crashed-landed on the Riverside (91) Freeway near Corona, starting a fire from which the passengers were able to escape unharmed.
Single-engine airplane crash at Corona
Tuesday afternoon, a small plane crashed on the 91 Freeway in Riverside County.
According to the Corona Fire Department, the single-engine aircraft crashed on the 91 Freeway in Corona at around noon and may have hit several vehicles. Fire has been put out by firefighters.
When did the plane crash occured at 91 Freeway in Corona?
According to the California Highway Patrol, the forced landing happened at Lincoln Avenue while travelling east on the 91 at 12:30 p.m.
The agency was unable to determine right away whether any vehicles were hit on the busy corridor.
Within five minutes, engine personnel from Corona Fire Department arrived at the scene and found the jet engulfed in flames. The pilot and passenger, who were not recognised, managed to free themselves from the wrecked plane on their own and did not need medical attention, according to officials on the site.
What caused the crash
Both the precise moment the plane went down and the cause of the incident are unknown.
Also unknown was whether anyone had been wounded.
According to Catrans, the 4 and 5 lanes of eastbound 91 were closed as of 1 p.m. Additionally shut down were the 22nd St. and Lincoln Ave. onramps.
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Injuries during Small plane crash on 91 Freeway in Corona
There were no complaints of car owners getting hurt.
According to the Corona Fire Department and City News Service, two people inside the single-engine aircraft managed to escape without getting hurt.
Before 1 p.m., Corona firefighters put out the fire.
An FAA representative informed City News Service that the agency was attempting to determine the tail number of the aircraft, information about its route, and the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Update SIG Alert (Corona)- EB SR-91 jwo Main St., the #1, #2 and #3 lanes are now open. #4 and #5 remain closed. Unknown duration to clear. Expect delays. @TotalTrafficLA @knxnews @Caltrans8— CHP Inland Communications Center (@chpinland_comm) August 9, 2022
Immediately following the collision, eastbound 91 traffic came to a virtual halt. Only the No. 4 and 5 lanes, where the jet crashed, were shut down by CHP police. The on-ramp for Lincoln Avenue was also blocked off. The fast-track lane and three other lanes were still open.
The length of the lane closures close to the Buena Vista Avenue exit is uncertain. Following the collision, eastbound traffic came to a complete stop.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted by NBCLA for more details.
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