"Did anyone die?" Owens asked as he stopped near the crash, later describing the scene as "crazy."
Witness Wendy Haskel, who was also on the way to the airport, said, “It looked like the plane hit the median and spun around and landed on the freeway.”
A firefighter, who happened to be the driver of the only vehicle that was hit, said he got out of his car and pulled the 62-year-old male pilot from the "fully engulfed" plane. The 55-year-old female passenger was able to get out on her own.
Both sides of the freeway were shut down as emergency vehicles responded. Only the northbound lanes have now been opened.