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Someone Casually Lands a Plane on I-8 Outside San Diego

"Keri Decker and her family were right there when a plane was forced to make an emergency landing Friday on westbound Interstate 8 in El Cajon."

 

"'The instructor took over the controls of the plane. He stated he knew they weren’t going to make it to the airport, so his next course of action was to take it down the interstate,' Officer Travis Gallows with CHP El Cajon said.

Muno able to land the plane on the fast lane on I-8 Westbound, miraculously missing power lines and overhead freeway sign.

10News spoke to Jim Andersen, who was driving a few cars behind the plane when it landed. When he passed by, he saw that the two aviators looked shaken up.

"The two gentlemen were talking to each other. They looked like they were catching their breath because they had just come to a stop," Andersen said.

Thankfully it wasn't a crash course, but a valuable lesson on emergency landings."

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