A vintage WWII fighter plane once soaring for the Nazis crashed in the middle of a Los Angeles freeway on Tuesday.
The pilot survived.
The plane slammed down Tuesday afternoon on the 101 Highway in Agoura Hills — just outside L.A. — and went up in flames. Somehow, the pilot managed to avoid any cars on the freeway, and reportedly got it down cleanly … until one of the wings clipped the center divider. That’s when the fuel ignited.
The aircraft appears to be a Bf-109, a workhorse aircraft in the German Luftwaffe. It’s unclear if the plane is a replica or the real deal. The pilot was the only person on board, and was somehow uninjured.
Check out video of the wreckage below.
Video from Sky5 shows the fiery scene of a plane crash on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The pilot was reported uninjured. tp://on.ktla.com/uqAE7 pic.twitter.com/YbXBXizwfn
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