Plane’s wing ripped off in struggling aircraft’s emergency landing on motorway

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An aeroplane was forced to make a terrifying emergency landing on a busy motorway – leaving one wing tip embedded in the rear window of one unlucky driver's car.

It is believed that the small airplane had taken off from the nearby Montgomery-Gibbs Airport in San Diego before getting into difficulty.

The vehicle's desperate pilot touched down on a stretch of the I5 nearby before the plane careened into the central reservation and finally came to a stop.

Reports from emergency services at the scene claim that no one was seriously injured – including the two people onboard the flight.

A huge police, firefighter and ambulance presence was seen nearby as the plane was declared safe and a recovery operation began to reopen the stretch of road near the Via De La Valle exit.

Back in July, the Star reported how at least four people were killed in a deadly inferno that tore through a house when a light aeroplane crashed from the sky straight through its roof.

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The tragic incident took place in Prykarpattia in western Ukraine at around 1.40pm local time on Wednesday, July 28, confirmed the region's emergency services.

Firefighters were scrambled to the scene in a bid to save people from a huge blaze that broke out in the wake of the crash, but at least four people are believed to have died.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said in a statement: "On July 28, at about 1:40 p.m., a light-powered sports plane crashed into a private house near the village of Sheparivtsi, Kolomyia district, with subsequent burning, killing four people."

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