World War II-era plane crashes on 101 freeway near Los Angeles

24 October, 2018, 20:30 | Author: Carlos George
  • Los Angeles plane crash: WW2 jet CRASHES into Agoura Hills freeway | Daily Star

LA County fire officials said they were notified about the crash near the Liberty Canyon Road exit just before 2 p.m PT, the Ventura County Star reports.

A vintage World War II fighter plane - for the Nazis, not the good guys - crash landed on one of L.A.'s busiest freeways. and miraculously the pilot survived. The plane belonged to the group, which performs air shows and flies in formation over parades, memorial services and events commemorating veterans.

Images on social media from Cynthia Alvarez showed the plane in flames, moments after it crashed.

The fire was quickly put out, fire officials said. He told the station the pilot has about 30 years of flying experience.

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National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams said the agency was "in the very early stages of the investigation and will have more information tomorrow". "Fortunately, I was able to not hurt anybody - other than the airplane". It took off from Van Nuys Airport, a spokesperson confirmed. It was painted like a German military aircraft, but was actually an American aircraft.

The club non-profit organization - founded by WWII pilots in 1965 - is dedicated to preserving aviation history.

The pilot, named Rob, usually flies for Alaska Airlines.

The T-6 was primarily used as a training aircraft for new pilots in the USA military during World War II and remained in service for decades afterward. According to spokeswoman Vanessa Lozano, the plane crashed "in the middle of the freeway".

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