A Cessna 310 Aircraft landed short of the runway onto to the 405 Fwy Southbound at 9:35am on Friday June 30 2017.
The 405 Fwy Southbound was closed all day at the 55 Fwy.
The 405 Fwy Southbound lanes were all opened around 5:00pm.
At 9:36am a Cessna 301 Aircraft took off from John Wayne Airport on Friday June 30 2017.
The Pilot reported engine failure and asked Controllers to come back and land at the Airport.
The Plane hit the center divided on the 405 FWY Southbound and clipped one car before finally landing near the side wall of the Fwy.
The plane became fully engulfed when it burst into flames on impact.
Cal Trans reported that multiple cars and the Center Divider wall were on Fire.
A Man and A Woman in their late 50’s/ early 60’s were pulled from the plane by a employee of the City of Avalon Fire and are in critical condition at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana.
The Orange County Fire Authority , Costa Mesa Fire Department and Newport Beach Fire Department were first on scene.
They immediately used a foam system to create a blanket to put out the fire.
There was 40 Firefighters onsite during the incident.
John Wayne Airport was closed to arrivals from 9:36am to 10:14am due to the smoke from the fire.
9 Planes were diverted to surrounding Airports.
John Wayne Airport recommends that you always check with your airline for the latest flight status.
The Investigation is being led by the National Transportation Safety Board.