Plane Headed to Hayward Airport Lands on Nearby Freeway

AUGUST 12, 2018

On Saturday August 11 the pilot of a single-engine Cessna plane flying from Lake Tahoe to Hayward Airport encountered mechanical difficulties over San Leandro but was able to land safely on westbound Interstate 580 near 164th Avenue. The pilot and passenger were not injured.

The incident occurred on Saturday August 11 at about 6:47 pm. A witness who had stopped his vehicle near the plane on I-580 reportedly saw fuel gushing from the wheel well of the aircraft after it landed. The plane was loaded onto a tow vehicle at about 10:30 pm and taken to Hayward Airport.

According Federal Aviation Administration records the plane is registered to Fly Fe in Reno, Nevada.

SOURCE: Compiled from internet postings