A plane and 3 cars collided in an unusual accident in Southern California on Sunday. When the plane ran out of fuel, its pilot was forced to make an emergency landing — onto Highway 101, where naturally, many unsuspecting vehicles were driving. The plane, a Piper PA-24 Comanche, was headed to Santa Barbara Airport when reports were made regarding its lack of fuel. At around 10:30, the plane hit down on southbound Highway 101, just a mile short of the airport. According to the pilot, Kris Sean Michael, he attempted to land in a way that was safe with the traffic, but was unable to do so.
The plane touched down atop of the traffic, hitting three vehicles separately. The first vehicle, a Chevy Suburban, was hit by the tail of the plane whilst the plane remained in the air, as the pilot attempted to make a safe landing. When the plane had landed, it continued into a Honda Accord just before it came to a rest, at which point a Volkswagen hit the already stopped plane. Fortunately, of the 9 people involved in the plane crash and car accident, none were injured.
Plane crashes are not the most common type of collision, but they do occur. As seen in this case, each case is entirely different, and it is therefore wise to speak with a professional. If you have been injured or otherwise affected in a plane crash, you can speak with one of our sponsoring lawyers at (888) 853-6696 or by submitting your case online. We can help you get the help you need.