MODESTO (CBS Sacramento) — A small plane made an emergency landing on southbound Highway 99 south of the Crows Landing exit in Modesto Friday night, according to Modesto police.
Police said only the pilot, a 59-year-old man from Santa Cruz, was on board at the time. The pilot was able to walk away from the incident with very minor injuries.READ MORE: New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said the plane caught fire and burned up after landing.READ MORE: CDC Approves Wide Range of Options for COVID Boosters
The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Friday and closed all southbound lanes for several hours.MORE NEWS: Climate Change Disrupting Natural Cycles at Drier Lake Tahoe
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