LOS ANGELES — A small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport on Friday morning, forcing closure of the freeway in both directions, according to KTLA.
The plane is on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit.
The Cessna 310 aircraft landed on the freeway short of the runway at 9:35 a.m, the Santa Ana airport tweeted. The airfield is closed to arrivals, but departures are not affected.
Video recorded from a vehicle on the freeway showed black smoke billowing from the wreckage, with flames rising in the area of the center divider. Debris was all over the freeway.
Two people were injured and taken to a local hospital, according to Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz.
Cessna 310 aircraft landed on the 405 freeway short of the runway at 9:35 am. Airfield is closed to arrivals. Ck airlines for arrival info.
— John Wayne Airport (@JohnWayneAir) June 30, 2017
IRVINE,CA **PLANE CRASH** SB 405 FRWY @ MACARTHUR BLVD – JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT – 2 EJECTED – BOTH ALIVE – EMS CODE 3 #BREAKING
— Alertpage Inc. (@alertpage) June 30, 2017
— Jeff (@ChewyHooey) June 30, 2017
Omg a plane just crashed on the 405 pic.twitter.com/WQHAPYxMxS
— K H (@melokai7) June 30, 2017