A small plane with an instructor and a student pilot aboard made an emergency landing on a street in Irvine as it headed toward John Wayne Airport, but no one was injured, authorities said.
There was no immediate word of the cause of the incident.
The single-engine Piper Cherokee landed about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Red Hill Avenue near McGaw Avenue and rolled to a stop near MacArthur Boulevard, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.
The plane sustained no significant damage and after the crash was being towed to John Wayne Airport, where it was based, according to the Jenny Wedge, spokeswoman for the airport.
Both the flight instructor and student pilot are men, said Wedge said.
There was no impact to airport operations, she said.
— City News Service