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Plane makes emergency landing on freeway

July 23, 2012 |  6:33 am

The Orange County pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County late Sunday night when the plane ran out of fuel, the California Highway Patrol said.

The pilot, Ken Gheysar, 48, and three passengers were uninjured when the plane landed about 11:30 p.m. near El Norte Road in Escondido, the CHP said.

But a pickup truck driven by Milton Loy, 74, of Poway, clipped one of the plane's wings, which was protruding into a freeway lane, officials said. Loy was uninjured and damage to the truck was minor, they said.

Gheysar was flying from Mammoth Lakes to the airport in Carlsbad when the incident occurred, officials said.

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