WWII Plane With German Markings Crash Lands on LA Freeway (VIDEOS)

By  Chris Eger
The 101 Freeway in Los Angeles County’s Agoura Hills this week was the scene of a bizarre small plane crash.The pilot of the craft, Rob Sandberg of the non-profit Condor Squadron of Van Nuys, was uninjured and walked away from the aircraft before it reportedly burst into flames. While decked out in German Luftwaffe-style markings, the aircraft was, in fact, a North American AT-6/SNJ Texan, a WWII-era trainer flown in numbers by the group.

While footage shows most of the airframe destroyed, the group notes that the aircraft was “badly damaged” and that it conducted an emergency landing on the 101 just past the Liberty Canyon exit, “following an engine failure.”

According to local media, the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. The Condor Squadron, founded in 1962 by a group of former fighter pilots, flies the AT-6 over memorial services, parades, and veterans events, sometimes using planes in period “enemy” markings for mock dogfights. Below is a video from their website of their AT-6s in action.

Source: Guns

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bruceboyer

I was waiting for the Dems to claim it’s a right-wing plot to use Luftwaffe aircraft to bomb Dem rallies!

William Hicks

AT-6 Texans were what my Father did his advanced training for his Pacific Theater tour of duty in WWII. As an Executive Pilot out of Van Nuys Airport, my Father is quite familiar with “The Condors.”

As a Vietnam Veteran, I have always appreciated the flyovers tat The Condors have provided during holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The fact that the Pilot was able to plan and execute this landing with no injury to self or others is a tribute to both aircraft and pilot. I hope this doesn’t negatively affect the benefits that The Condor provides to many people like my Father and myself.