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Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

/ 09:02 AM October 20, 2018

This photo taken from video provided by fox5sandiego.com shows a small plane after it made an emergency landing in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon, California, east of San Diego, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.  (fox5sandiego.com via AP)

EL CAJON, California — A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway.

The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine trouble.

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Authorities say the single-engine Piper was carrying a 25-year-old pilot and a 36-year-old student.

The CHP says the instructor landed the plane. Video taken by a motorist on the freeway shows the plane gliding down between cars and rolling along two lanes.

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The pilot and student pushed the plane to the freeway shoulder to avoid blocking traffic.

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