On 23 October, a vintage North American Aviation SNJ/AT-6 Texan – painted in German Markings – has crashed on the U.S. Highway 101 in Agoura Hills, California. The pilot safely escaped from the accident, no other vehicles are involved.
The aircraft belongs to Van Nuys Airport based The Condor Squadron, a group of aviation enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the memory of those who have served the United States over the years. One of its main activities is memorial flights in restored North American Aviation AT-6/SNJ trainers originally flown during World War II.
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s.
VIDEO PLANE CRASH/FIRE
a motorist recorded the plane crashing on the 101 Freeway northwest of Los Angeles yesterday. Pilot escaped uninjured prior to the aircraft erupting into flames.
🎥ABC News pic.twitter.com/Mx1qRsxyXX
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) October 25, 2018
Just saw a plane crash on the 101 pic.twitter.com/QUUfG5NzAL
— Cole Puente (@colepuente) October 23, 2018
Small vintage plane down on the 101 @ Liberty Canyon Rd. Pilot not injured. FD responding. pic.twitter.com/2hMU2JRs6X
— Denise Dador (@abc7denise) October 23, 2018
Video from Sky5 shows the fiery scene of a plane crash on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The pilot was reported uninjured. tp://on.ktla.com/uqAE7 pic.twitter.com/YbXBXizwfn
— KTLA (@KTLA) October 23, 2018