VIDEO: Small plane lands on 8 freeway in El Cajon

October 19, 2018

Late Friday morning a small airplane made an emergency landing on the Interstate 8 freeway westbound in El Cajon.

We'll get the good news out of the way before we get on to the details: no cars were hit and no one was injured. 

The plane was piloted by a student pilot and an instructor from the California Flight Academy, according to 10 News. When the engine began to have trouble in the air, the instructor had to take over controls and perform this frankly incredible emergency landing. 

This video speaks for itself. Watch below.