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Vintage T-6 aircraft crashes on California freeway 101 near Los Angeles

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Vintage T-6 aircraft crashes on California freeway 101 near Los Angeles

All lanes reopened on 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills after crash of small plane - Los Angeles Times

A vintage small plane crashed onto the 101 in Agoura Hills on Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the freeway in both directions, authorities said.

Los Angeles County firefighters arrived at the crash site near Liberty Canyon Road about 1:50 p.m. According to spokeswoman Vanessa Lozano, the plane crashed [and caught fire] “in the middle of the freeway.”

No injuries were reported, and no one was taken to a hospital. Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim said he did not know whether the pilot was able to safely exit the plane himself or had been removed by rescuers...

Officials identified the plane as a North American SNJ-5 (T-6), a trainer aircraft used by the U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S. Navy, Royal Air Force and others during World War II.

Chris Rushing, president of the nonprofit Condor Squadron, said the plane belongs to his organization. According to its website, the group was formed in 1965 to preserve World War II history...
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