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Plane crash near John Wayne Airport, OC

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  1. McRat

    McRat Active Member

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    I was northbound on the 405 going to visit a customer, and traffic was flowing well, thank goodness. Shortly after I left the freeway, I saw all the smoke rising. It apparently happened very shortly after I passed by. My customer was 1 mile away from the freeway, and everybody was looking at the smoke.

    It's one time I was glad I wasn't hypermiling, I was going 80 mph because I had 2 stops that morning.

    My daughter is interning for the summer at my business, and I was going to have her do the run. Whew.

    Plane bursts into flames as it crashes on California freeway
     
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    "no one on the ground was injured"

    I'm sure it totaled a couple of cars that were covered in burning fuel though.

    I wonder if the pilot survived.
     
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    The two people who were aboard the plane, a man and a woman in their 50s and 60, were alive when they were pulled from the fiery wreckage and were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries, Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz said.

    My cousin is a OC Paramedic & sent me this picture from the scene.

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  4. ModelX

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    McRat, glad you and your Tesla are ok!
     
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    And I'm glad that the pilot and passenger also seemed to have survived their crash-landing.
     
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