WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBSLA) — A plane made an emergency landing Monday on the 101 Freeway in the Westlake Village area.
“The officer in command was able to land the plane,” California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Martin said. “He was able to take over and safely land the plane.”READ MORE: List Of Juneteenth Events Happening Across LA County
Neither the flight instructor nor the student were injured when the plane landed intact on the eastbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near Lindero Canyon.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
CHP briefly closed all eastbound lanes of the 101 Freeway so fire crews could get through to move the plane to the right shoulder, and some highway signage had to be cut down to maneuver the plane to a safer location before it was towed.
The Reyes Adobe Road offramp remained closed throughout the removal operation, which continued Monday night.MORE NEWS: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
It was not immediately clear what prompted the emergency landing.