SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 65-year-old man was seriously injured Thursday morning when a small plane he was piloting crashed near Interstate 8 in El Cajon, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The incident occurred on a span of Greenfield Drive under the I-8 overpass at around 10:35 a.m.
An early investigation indicates the single-engine plane made contact with a concrete railing on the overpass before it skimmed over the hood of an SUV heading eastbound on Greenfield Drive below.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed the pilot, a San Diego resident, suffered major injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. No updates on his condition have been shared at this time, but officials said he is expected to survive.
According to a Heartland Fire & Rescue spokesperson, no other occupants were on the plane at the time of the crash.
Although the SUV sustained moderate damage, no one in the vehicle was reported injured.
A section of Greenfield Drive was shut down in both directions during the emergency response.
An investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was underway.
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