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Small Plane Lands On Capitol Expressway Near San Jose Reid-Hillview Airport

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Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Author: ikluft)

Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Author: ikluft)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy street in San Jose during morning rush hour Thursday. according to fire officials.

The landing happened just after 8:00 a.m. along Capitol Expressway at Quimby Road is just south of San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport.

San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said a pilot and a flight school student were aboard the the Bellanca 7ECA fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.

Neither was hurt, no was anyone injured on the ground, according to police.

The plane managed to avoid vehicles and power lines and pull into a right turn lane. Traffic was backed up in the area as a police and airport officials investigated.

The plane is owned by Amelia Reid Aviation LLC, a company that operates a flight training school out of nearby Reid Hillview airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A woman who answered the phone at the school, now called AeroDynamic Aviation, said they had no comment.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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