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Aircraft diverted to Long Beach, Ontario after crash near John Wayne Airport

01 July 2017, 01:00 | Rex Hubbard

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The Santa Ana airport tweeted, the Cessna 310 aircraft landed on the freeway short of the runway at 9:35 a.m, .

An Orange County sheriff's spokesman said that two people, identified only as a male and female, had been pulled from the wreckage of the plane and were being taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

No other people on the ground were injured. The driver in that clipped auto told ABC7 that the plane hit the rear end of his truck, which then went out of control.

The fiery crash was captured on cellphone video by a driver and broadcast on local KABC-TV. The wreckage saw strewn across several lanes of the freeway, he said. Two people were injured in the small plane crash. "Mayday, mayday. I'm trying to make it back to the airport". They are both being treated by emergency responders.

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The airport was closed to arrivals, but planes never stopped departing.

Tina Foster had just left nearby John Wayne Airport when she heard a loud boom, which she initially thought was a auto crash. The northbound side was reopened around 10 a.m., the airport confirmed on Twitter. He did not know say the extent of the injuries.

The investigation is expected to cause major traffic flow problems for the already-busy Fourth of July weekend.

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