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Car hits plane on freeway, 1 killed

August 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into an unusual crash on a California highway Tuesday morning. A small, homebuilt airplane taking off from an interstate after making an emergency landing was struck by a car. The pilot was killed.Authorities say the experimental aircraft had landed on an Interstate 40 ramp, about 10 miles west of Needles.

View a slideshow of the crash between the car and the plane

Witnesses tell the Federal Aviation Administration the plane was about 3 feet off the ground when the car slammed into it.

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman says three people in the car suffered minor injuries when its windshield shattered.

 

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