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Plane lands on 57 Freeway near San Dimas [Updated]

March 24, 2010 |  8:32 pm

A small plane landed Wednesday night on the northbound 57 Freeway near San Dimas, snarling traffic but causing no injuries or damage, authorities said.

The plane made an emergency landing about 7 p.m. near the junction of the 57 and 10 freeways, the California Highway Patrol said. Two of the lanes on northbound 57 have been closed, and it was not clear when they would reopen.

Investigators are at the scene. No other details were available.

[Updated 9:20 p.m.: The Champion Citabria plane was carrying only the pilot, who reported engine problems to air traffic controllers at Brackett Field in La Verne. The plane was headed to Cable Airport in Upland, according to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration.]

-- Robert J. Lopez