Vintage T-6 Texan airplane crashes on California freeway

A T-6, similar to the one in this photo, crashed on a US freeway. Photo: © Kogo

A single engine vintage airplane has crashed on the 101 freeway in Agoura Hills, west of Los Angeles, California at about 1:45 pm local time.

The aircraft, reportedly a WWII-era North American SNJ-5 (a variant of the T-6 Texan WWII warbird), painted in Nazi Germany’s color scheme, crashed in the middle of the busy street, bursting into flames ‘for a few minutes’ and shutting down the freeway.

Authorities say the pilot, who was the only person on board, walked away from the crash uninjured.

The reason for this accident is not yet known.

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