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Plane Crash in Santa Barbara on the 101 Freeway

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Santa Barbara County firefighters inspect the plane.

Published on August 23, 2009

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The wreckage after multiple vehicles collided with a plane making an emergency landing on the 101 freeway

Published on August 23, 2009

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Santa Barbara County firefighters standing by while workers clear the crash scene.

Published on August 23, 2009

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The plane's pilot being interviewed by the CHP

Published on August 23, 2009

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The plane's pilot being interviewed by the CHP

Published on August 23, 2009

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One of the vehicles that struck a plane after it made an emergency landing on the 101 freeway.

Published on August 23, 2009

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A plane lies on the side of the 101 freeway after making an emergency landing.

Published on August 23, 2009

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People on the frontage roads hope to catch a glimpse of the crash and find out what happened

Published on August 23, 2009

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Traffic backed up for miles due to a plane making an emergency landing on the 101 freeway

Published on August 23, 2009

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One of the wings ripped from the plane lies 25 feet down the road from the wreckage

Published on August 23, 2009

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The car's owner (left) documents the scene while the pilots takes a few belongings from the aircraft

Published on August 23, 2009

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A passenger of the plane takes a few belongings after walking away from the emergency landing on the freeway.

Published on August 23, 2009

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The plane's pilot, believing to be following direct FAA rules to not to move the plane after the crash, stands on the chain to keep the tow truck from hauling the wreckage off the freeway. The issue was resolved in a matter of a few minutes.

Published on August 23, 2009

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Smitty's towing takes the plane away.

Published on August 23, 2009

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