Much of California is literally up in flames right now, as wildfires destroy more of that state than any other time in recorded history, so to see a story out of California that isn't about sadness is a welcome sight.
I mean, this story could've very easily been tragic. Not very many "an airplane had an emergency landing" stories are known to have a happy ending.
As you'll see, commuters saw as the plane approaches the highway to make the emergency landing:
"I told you that guy was low!"— ABC News (@ABC) August 13, 2018
Drivers near Oakland, California were stunned when a small plane made an emergency landing on I-580. Both the pilot and passenger are OK, and no injuries were reported on the ground. https://t.co/Si6mS9xgbv pic.twitter.com/sSeilwPyIB
Firefighters & @CHPcastrovalley at the scene of an aircraft emergency landing on WB I-580 near the 164th Ave exit in unincorporated San Leandro. Pilot & passenger are ok, no injuries. No injuries to bystanders or vehicles. No damage to plane or freeway. Cause under investigation pic.twitter.com/ZhRJXxPk5h— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 12, 2018
UPDATE: Cessna is still on the freeway at 164th St in San Leandro, but moved to the shoulder. Two lanes still blocked. It’s registered to an address in Reno according to the FAA. Pilot and passenger are both out of the plane and talking to CHP officers. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/trxprw84Oc— Katie Nielsen (@KatieKPIX) August 12, 2018
UPDATE: The Cessna is now off the freeway. It’s now on the back of a flat bed tow truck. CHP escorted it off 580 W at the 150th St exit in San Leandro. The tow truck will take the plane to the Hayward Airport, where it was supposed to land. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/wlAM7dltty— Katie Nielsen (@KatieKPIX) August 12, 2018