Saturday, July 21, 2012

Airplane Makes Emergency Landing on Highway 67

Lakeside, CA -

On the morning of July 21, 2012, drivers on State Highway 67 received quite a surprise as they watched an airplane land in the northbound lanes just south of the Riverford Road exit.

The Riverford Rd. off ramp acting as a landing strip
Lakeside units responded to assist the Santee Fire Department, but fortunately the pilot was not injured and no damage was sustained to either the aircraft or vehicles on the road.

Initial reports indicate the experimental aircraft may have experienced a loss of power after taking off from Gillespie Field.

The CHP moved the airplane to the off ramp and arranged to have it removed from the highway. The incident was referred to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Story and Photo by: Division Chief Jim Kirkpatrick

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