A 25-year-old flight instructor and his 36-year-old student were traveling in the Piper aircraft when they experienced engine loss.
The flight instructor took over the control to make the emergency landing.
When emergency personnel arrived, the plane had been pushed over to the right shoulder blocking the Mollison Avenue off-ramp lane. Mollison Avenue exit was closed while crews remove the wings from the plane to get it off the freeway.
Realizing that he and his 36-year-old student would not be able to reach the airport, the flying teacher, identified by San Diego State University as former star baseball player Ryan Muno, 25, who graduated in 2015 — took the controls, diverted to the south and set the plane down on the north side of the freeway.
Emergency Plane Landing I-8 * El Cajon * Cal * Ryan Muno Flight Instructor * Emergency Landing