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Small Plane Lands On San Diego Highway

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane has landed on a San Diego highway after its engine lost power. No injuries are reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna 150 landed on state Route 125 around 11 a.m. Friday en route to San Diego's Brown Field Municipal Airport from Ensenada, Mexico. The plane is registered to John Renquist of Valley Center.

California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano says the pilot was the only person aboard the plane when it landed on the lightly traveled, four-lane toll road, also known as the South Bay Expressway. The highway runs north from the Mexican border to San Diego's eastern suburbs.

The CHP says the plane's wheels landed on the right shoulder of northbound lanes.

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Anon11 | March 23, 2013 at 1:20 p.m. ― 4 years ago

The 125 freeway was practically empty at 11am on a Friday.


This is the same freeway that was promised to bring a whole plethora of great changes to the region. Already the toll road's operator filed for chapter 11, because traffic was 40% under estimates.

This is the same freeway the Mayor of Chula Vista touted as a success no more than a few weeks ago in her State of the City address.

The Otay Ranch mall is struggling, and now the residents of the city are up in arms about a rezoning of parcel near the Olympic Training Center, from purely commercial to mixed-use, in order to build more condos. This is completely against the general plan that the community was promised when they purchased their homes years ago.

The reason for the rezoning? Not enough traffic to justify a purely commercial development! What a downward spiral.

This whole situation, and the subsequent fallout, is a perfect example of politicians being able to promise us the world (and tell us we're wrong or ignorant when we contest), while retaining little to no accountability when time shows us they were dead wrong.

This should frustrate people. I hope the pilot is ok.

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