A twin-engine Cessna 310 airplane with two people aboard crashed and burst into flames on the San Diego 405 Freeway in the Irvine area Friday.
- Christian (@TubbyR) June 30, 2017#breaking perspective of 405 Fwy plane crash from @CBSLA viewer, SB lanes of freeway are shut down, pretty chaotic.
California Highway Patrol said that the plane clipped the auto of an off-duty fire captain as it was coming down, though the captain was not injured, KCBS reported.
The plane went down around 9:30 a.m. just short of the runway, which is adjacent to the freeway, at John Wayne Airport, said Deanne Thompson, public information officer for the airport.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane was trying to return to return to the airport when it fell from the sky and crashed on the freeway.
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A Cessna 310 crashed on the 405 Freeway in California.
Tina Foster had just left nearby John Wayne Airport when she heard a loud boom, which she initially thought was a vehicle crash.
"Essentially tried to get control of my vehicle, checked my passenger to make sure he was OK, gave each other a hug that we were still alive", he said.
Flights departing from John Wayne Airport are unaffected.
Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz says the two people who were aboard the plane suffered traumatic injuries. Sejah Qamoum, 17, received two staples on her head and was released from the hospital Tuesday, according to KHOU.