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Pilot makes safe emergency landing of light plan on I-5 in San Onofre area


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 3:27pm

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SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - A private pilot in a disabled light airplane made a safe emergency landing on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton Monday.

The single-engine Piper PA24 touched down on the southbound side of the freeway near Basilone Road in the San Onofre area about 12:45 p.m.,

according to the California Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration. No property damage or injuries were reported.

According to the CHP, the plane landed on the roadway "due to mechanical failure.''

The flier was the sole occupant of the aircraft, which is registered to a Carmel Valley man, accordi...

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