Livermore: Small plane misses runway, hits car on overpass

LIVERMORE — A small plane aiming to land at the city’s municipal airport came up short and crashed into a car on a nearby highway overpass Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Around 5:10 p.m., the plane began approaching the airport but began experiencing engine trouble. It eventually landed on the Isabel Avenue overpass of Interstate 580, Livermore police said in a social-media post.

There were no reports of injuries, police said. Officers worked to block traffic onto the overpass from city streets between East Airway Boulevard and Portola Avenue.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the plane had just departed the airport shortly after 5 p.m. with two people aboard.

A plane tail number confirmed by the spokesman appeared to match a Mooney M20 plane registered to a private owner. According to air traffic logs, the plane had completed multiple flights between Bay Area cities within the last three weeks, including one from Novato to Vacaville as recently as Monday.

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**ROAD CLOSURE-AVOID THE AREA** Roadway closed on Isabel Ave between E. Airway Blvd & Portola Ave. At 5:10pm, plane w/engine trouble, touched down on Isabel Ave & collided w/a vehicle. There are no injuries. Roadway is closed until investigation is complete.

— Livermore PD (@LivermorePolice) February 24, 2021

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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