Airplane Lands on the 5 Freeway in Del Mar

August 25, 2021

If you were stuck in traffic longer than usual late Tuesday afternoon, it might have had something to do with the airplane that  made an emergency landing on the freeway.

According to news reports, it clipped a few cars and caused a few minor injuries as it made its landing just south of the Via De La Valle exit in Del Mar.

Because of where the plane landed, it hung over the center median, causing closures on both sides of the 5 freeway.

The airplane was a single-engine Piper PA-32, a type of plane used for private transportation and medevac flights.

Eventually, the plane was towed to Montgomery Field. The FAA will investigate the cause of the crash.

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