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Two people injured when small plane crashes

Two people were injured when a plane crashed on a Los Angeles freeway

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Two people were injured Friday after a small plane crashed on a freeway near an airport in Southern California, according to The Associated Press.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said that the Cessna 310 aircraft struck Interstate 405 around 9:30 a.m. local time that morning.

The crash occurred under “unknown circumstances,” he added, and happened just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, CA.

John Wayne Airport’s official Twitter account warned passengers to monitor travel updates to and from the airport.

NBC 7 San Diego, meanwhile, reported that traffic on southbound Interstate 405 was backed up following the incident.

Some Twitter users on Friday voiced concern over the situation, while others shared dramatic footage of the plane’s impact and subsequent eruption in flames.

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Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz said that two people were in the plane when it crashed and have since been transported to an area hospital.

Deanne Thompson, a John Wayne Airport spokeswoman, told KCBS-TV that both passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The airport was reportedly closed Friday morning following the crash, with fire crews at the scene working to extinguish flames and smoke from the impact.

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