Small Plane Crashes On Freeway, 1 Killed

NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) - The pilot of a small, homebuilt plane was killed today when he made an emergency landing on Interstate 40 near Needles and a car crashed into the aircraft.

Three occupants of the car sustained minor injuries from a broken windshield.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi
Miller says the Titan Tornado landed on I-40's offramp to I-95 north about 10 miles west of Needles in eastern San Bernardino County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor describes the plane as an experimental, homebuilt-type craft.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-12-08 1310EDT


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