A single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing Saturday on Highway 580 near San Leandro, authorities said.
The single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on thefreeway about 6:45 p.m. Saturday night after the pilot reported a rough-running engine, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division spokesman said in an email.
The plane’s registered owner is Fly Fe LLC, based in Reno. Gregor couldn’t say tonight where the plane’s trip began, or where it was headed when it made the emergency landing.
Firefighters & @CHPcastrovalley at the scene of an aircraft emergency landing on WB I-580 near the 164th Ave exit in unincorporated San Leandro. Pilot & passenger are ok, no injuries. No injuries to bystanders or vehicles. No damage to plane or freeway. Cause under investigation pic.twitter.com/ZhRJXxPk5h
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 12, 2018
There were two people in the plane, CHP Officer James Evan said, and one of them reported a “complaint of pain.”
The plane was not damaged, nor were any vehicles on the freeway hit by the plane. At 8:15 p.m., the plane was still blocking the right westbound lane of the freeway, said CHP Officer James Evans.
— Katie Nielsen (@KatieKPIX) August 12, 2018
Evans said he did not have information about why the plane was forced to land, who owned the plane or where it was headed.
Emergency vehicles have responded to the scene. The CHP says two westbound lanes have been blocked by the landing.
As of about 10 p.m., the plane had been loaded on the back of a flatbed truck and was going to be taken to the Hayward Airport where it was supposed to land before the pilot experienced issues.
KPIX 5 asked the pilot for an interview at the scene, but he declined to speak on camera.
The cause of the emergency landing under investigation.