Video shows traffic backed up for miles on the northbound side of the 101.
A small plane crashed on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, Calif., Oct 23, 2018.
After announcing that all lanes were closed, California Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles County said in a tweet that traffic was being diverted from the freeway.
The accident was reported about 1:50 p.m. near the Liberty Canyon Road exit of the northbound side of the freeway in Agoura Hills, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Images on social media from Cynthia Alvarez showed the plane in flames, moments after it crashed.
No drivers suffered any injuries either, although the motorway has now been shut down in both directions.
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No other vehicles were impacted by the wreck, fire officials said.
KABC-TV spoke with the pilot, who only identified himself as Rob. "I'm guessing it was just a very fortunate set of circumstances".
A vintage World War II fighter plane - for the Nazis, not the good guys - crash landed on one of L.A.'s busiest freeways. and miraculously the pilot survived.
The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.
CHP Capt. Johnny Starling said the pilot took off from Van Nuys Airport, but eventually heard some loud pops from the engine and then lost power.
The vintage aircraft featuring German markings on the wings is usually seen in parades and belongs to the Condor Squadron club, Van Nuys Airport said.