Despite there being no reports of injuries, the incident closed the entire eight-lane road, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic in both directions.
The plane's wing, still aflame, was draped over the center divider as crews worked to extinguish the blaze and amazed commuters recorded video.
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"The pilot obviously had a catastrophic failure and had to put it down on the 101", Rushing said. The pilot, who was not immediately identified, was safely removed before flames consumed most of the plane. This story has been corrected to reflect the pilot was the only person onboard.
'The engine completely failed.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson (FAA) said that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA would investigate. I was able to fortunately not hurt anybody, other than the airplane'.
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The pictures show the plane crashed nose down, with the back end of the aircraft sticking up in the air.
The German Luftwaffe suffered another devastating defeat today when a plane bearing its World War II-era insignia crash-landed on the center divider of US 101 in California on Tuesday, promptly going up in an inferno like its historical predecessors. It was painted like a German military aircraft, but was actually an American aircraft.
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Yet he also indicated officials were aware of inconsistencies in the Saudi story so far: "We have our eyes wide open", he said. At the beginning of Jones' questions on Saudi Arabia , he told Kushner: "you've got, also on your plate, the Middle East".
The organisation's website states the group was founded by WWII fighter pilots to preserve aviation history.