WESTLAKE VILLAGE (CBSLA) — The student pilot who landed a plane on the 101 Freeway in the Westlake Village area says he will keep taking flying lessons.
Brian Carson shared video from the cockpit just before he and his instructor, Trevor Peterson, were forced to land on the busy freeway when the plane’s engine lost power. The video showed the area’s terrain and the busy freeway growing closer.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
“We were right above the freeway, and the cars were flying past us, and I was worried about possibly hurting someone else,” Carson said.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
Video later showed the view of the freeway, with cars moving beyond, from behind the propeller in the cockpit.
The single-engine plane landed safely in the eastbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near Lindero Canyon Monday evening. The CHP briefly stopped traffic so fire crews could get in and a few highway signs had to be cut down to get the plane moved off the freeway.MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
Carson says he plans to keep taking flying lessons.