Plane makes astonishing emergency landing on busy city centre street narrowly avoiding cars and electric cables

The Cessna 172 light aircraft lost power shortly after take off and was forced to land in the middle of traffic in Huntington Beach, just outside Los Angeles, California

This is the dramatic moment a small aeroplane made an emergency landing on a busy road in a Californian city – narrowly missing cars and electricity cables.

A dash-cam video shows how the light aircraft suddenly loomed over cars going to and fro, before screeching to a halt in the centre of the street.

The Cessna 172 had just taken off from the John Wayne airport in southern California when it made the emergency landing in Huntington Beach, just outside Los Angeles.

The owner of the dash-cam had just turned left at some traffic lights when the plane appeared out of nowhere overheard.

A dash-cam on a nearby car caught the entire emergency landing on film

The aircraft plunges towards the centre of the road, swinging scarily from side to side as other vehicles swerved to avoid a crash.

Somehow the pilot managed to bring the Cessna to a halt just before another set of traffic lights at the end of the road.

Amazingly, no-one was injured in the landing and no damage was caused.

The car driver can be heard exclaiming on the dash-cam footage “I almost just got hit by a plane…what the hell, this guy almost ran into me!”

The light aircraft came to rest at the end of the busy Huntington Beach street, narrowly missing another intersection

Bill Castelblanco was at work on the same road when the extraordinary events unfolded.

“We heard everybody screaming at the same time, so we ran out right when everybody else did,” he told the Orange County Register. While he did not see the plane touch down, it was still careering down the street.

The Huntington Beach police chief, Robert Handy, later tweeted that the female pilot had lost engine power shortly after taking off and that she had done an “amazing job” in getting back to earth safely.

The Federal Aviation Administration is already investigating the incident, a spokesman said.

Source:- https://www.mirror.co.uk/

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