Small plane crashes on 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport; 2 injured

A preliminary report indicated that the plane crashed on the northbound side of the freeway and ended up on the southbound side, and that two people were removed from the wreckage.

Right after taking off from John Wayne, the pilot placed a mayday call, saying he'd lost an engine. Orange County Fire Captain Larry Kurtz told KABC that two people were injured and taken by helicopter to a hospital.

NBC News reported that two people were on board the aircraft at the time of the crash and their conditions are unknown. The plane was likely trying to land when it went down.

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Emergency responders gather round the crash of a Cessna 310 aircraft on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, Calif., Friday, June 30, 2017.

Drivers stopped to help the people out of the plane. He checked to make sure his passenger was safe before pulling over on the side of the freeway. Flights are still being allowed to depart. The freeway was shut down in both directions at MacArthur due to crash debris.