Vintage Plane Crash Lands On Busy 101 Highway In Southern California

By Scripps National Desk on October 24, 2018
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Yesterday afternoon, a vintage plane crashed into a busy Southern California highway. The North American AT-6 was part of a group, Condor Squadron, that does mock dogfights, according to KCRA. Shockingly, and thankfully, the pilot was okay and no one on the ground was injured.

Which is mind-boggling to me. Because I used to take U.S. 101 in the afternoon and it’s crazy busy. Even 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, which is where the accident occurred. The pilot also flies professionally for Alaska Airlines. So, now I am going to try to fly Alaska as often as possible.

The pilot’s name hasn’t been released yet. However, he was apparently on a training exercise and it’s not certain what caused the crash.

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