WING AND A SCARE: Terror As Plane Crashes On Highway Truck

This is the terrifying moment when firefighters tackle the burning wreckage of an aircraft after it clipped a truck as it crash-landed on a freeway.

Minutes earlier, the plane had collided with a pickup truck as it approached the roadway for its forced landing.

Miraculously, the truck driver escaped unscathed.

Plane burns after crashing on the 91 Eastbound in Corona, California, on Tue., Aug. 9, 2022. The two occupants were able to safely exit the plane. (@CoronaFireDept/Newsflash)

The Piper PA-32-300 made a forced landing on State Route 91 in Corona on 9th August, said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the California Highway Patrol.

Officials say the pilot of the single-engine plane bound for Corona Municipal Airport had reported a mechanical fault.

The impact sparked a fire, which ripped through the six-seater aircraft, but its two occupants – a pilot and a passenger – managed to escape unhurt.

Corona Fire Department firefighters extinguishing the fire caused by the plane crash on the 91 Eastbound in Corona, California, on Tue., Aug. 9, 2022. The two occupants were able to safely exit the plane. (@CoronaFireDept/Newsflash)

The 50-year-old plane had collided with a Toyota Tundra pickup truck as it approached the freeway.

Amazingly, officials said the truck suffered only minor damage and its driver was unharmed.

Teams from the Corona Fire Department arrived at the crash site within five minutes and extinguished the flames shortly before 1pm.

Corona Fire Department firefighters extinguishing the fire caused by the plane crash on the 91 Eastbound in Corona, California, on Tue., Aug. 9, 2022. The two occupants were able to safely exit the plane. (@CoronaFireDept/Newsflash)

The plane’s occupants had already managed to free themselves from the wreckage by the time the firemen arrived.

Neither needed medical assistance.

Two eastbound lanes were closed to traffic following the accident, bringing cars nearly to a standstill.

The aftermath of the plane crash that occurred on the 91 Eastbound in Corona, California, on Tue., Aug. 9, 2022. The two occupants were able to safely exit the plane. (Corona Fire Department/Newsflash)

The wreckage was cleared by Tuesday night.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the Corona Fire Department, which said: “On-scene footage from Corona Engine 3 as they arrived on scene to the plane crash on the 91 Eastbound in Corona.”

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