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Pomona Emergency Landing: Plane Safe After Landing On Highway 57

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POMONA, Calif. — A small plane has landed safely on a state highway in eastern Los Angeles County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine, two-seat plane landed at about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of State Highway 57 just south of Interstate 10 in Pomona.

Gregor says the pilot of the Champion Citabria reported engine problems to air traffic controllers at Brackett Field in La Verne. He was heading to Cable Airport in Upland.

The pilot was alone in the plane. He wasn't injured, and there was no damage to the plane or anything on the ground.

California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada says crews are working to get the plane off the freeway. The two right lanes are blocked, and northbound traffic is backed up.

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