Unconfirmed reports claim that two people were injured in the crash, neither of them fatally.
"I can't make it back to the airport'!" the pilot said seconds before the crash about 9:35 a.m. local time, Fox 11 reported.
The plane crashed into the highway's center divider and shut down traffic going in both directions.
Right after taking off from John Wayne, the pilot placed a mayday call, saying he'd lost an engine.
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One group of pigs wandered about half a mile away from the crash scene before they were ushered back by police. The truck flipped onto its side and caught fire, killing several pigs and freeing others from their enclosure.
Orange County Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz said the two people injured were taken to the hospital by a helicopter and their injuries are unknown. "Someone needed water. They were doing everything that they could to help the people that were hurt", Corsaro said. It showed the twin-engine Cessna 310 as it passed low over the northbound side of the San Diego (405) freeway in southern California before slamming into the ground on the southbound lanes.
The airport was closed to arrivals, but planes never stopped departing. The extent of the injuries were not known.
The freeway was closed in both directions, creating a massive backup, but the northern lanes have been partially cleared, according to broadcast reports.
The investigation is expected to cause major traffic flow problems for the already-busy Fourth of July weekend.