Plane Makes Emergency Landing on the 241

No injuries reported in the afternoon incident.

By City News Service

A small airplane with two people aboard found an unusual landing strip on Sunday as it took emergency action on the California 241 toll road.

No one aboard the aircraft or on the ground was injured, according to authorities. 

The makeshift landing took place about 3:15 p.m., on the northbound 241 at Oso Parkway, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said. The freeway does not extend south of Oso Parkway.

Fire crews were dispatched as a precaution, according to Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. 

The The yellow and white Evektor-Aerotechnik Sportstar Max plane was disassembled and cleared from the grass median that separated north and southbound lanes. It had been pushed there to get it off the freeway.

The plane is owned by Sunrise Aviation at John Wayne Airport, and that is where its flight originated, JWA spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said. 

—Martin Henderson contributed to this report.


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