Student Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On LA Street
A student pilot's had to make an emergency landing on a busy Los Angeles street.
The woman took the decision after having engine problems.
The light aircraft hovered low over the road in Huntington Beach, and managed to safely avoid other vehicles and power lines during rush hour yesterday afternoon.
It's understood the pilot has less than 20 hours solo flying experience but still managed to execute the dangerous manoeuvre without a scratch on the plane.
Huntington Police confirmed the woman was the sole occupant of the Cessna 172, and that no one was injured.
Amazing job by pilot putting down her plane during an emergency landing on Hamilton Street in HB. The plane lost power shortly after take off from John Wayne Airport. No injuries or damage. pic.twitter.com/e1WLcxZsW9— HBPDChief (@HBPDChief) June 2, 2018
Local News organisation KTLA has tweeted dashcam footage of the landing as it happened:
Crazy dashcam video captures moment a female pilot landed on #HuntingtonBeach street. Per radio calls seems she was staying in traffic pattern, perhaps was student pilot (yes, student pilots fly solo once they’ve been signed off by instructor). Either way, she did great!! @KTLA pic.twitter.com/HmgrL8Gp4U— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) June 2, 2018