Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on 55 Freeway

COSTA MESA (CNS) - A small airplane made an emergency landing on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway in Costa Mesa, authorities said.

The emergency landing happened about 7:50 p.m., after the plane had engine failure, according to the Costa Mesa Fire Department.

No one was injured on the plane or the freeway during the landing, during which the plane plane did not hit any vehicles on the 55.

The craft touched down just south of Del Mar Avenue and State Route 73

 temporarily closing the number 3, 4 and 5 lanes of the northbound freeway, according to CalTrans OC.

Two of the lanes remained open.

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