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Small Plane Lands Safely On Side Of 5 Freeway In South Orange County

SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA) — A small plane landed safely on the side of the 5 Freeway between San Clemente and San Onofre Monday afternoon.

The plane landed on the southbound 5 Freeway, south of Basilone just before 1 p.m. because it was experiencing mechanical failure.

No injuries were reported and no vehicles were hit.

Authorities say the plane was expected to be loaded onto a truck and hauled to Oceanside Municipal Airport for repairs.

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