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#16 Family records harrowing moment small plane lands on Calif. freeway

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- A single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing Saturday on Highway 580 near San Leandro, authorities said, CBS Sacramento reports. The aircraft touched down on the freeway about 6:45 p.m. after the pilot reported a rough-running engine, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division spokesman said in an email.

The plane's registered owner is Fly Fe LLC, based in Reno. Gregor couldn't say tonight where the plane's trip began, or where it was headed when it made the emergency landing.

There were two people in the plane, CHP Officer James Evan  said, and one of them reported a "complaint of pain."

The plane was not damaged, nor were any vehicles on the freeway hit by the plane.

A family driving on the freeway caught the frightening incident on video with their car's dash camera.

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