Vintage plane erupts in flames after crashing onto freeway in Southern California

Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A small, vintage plane crashed on a busy freeway in Southern California Tuesday, causing traffic to be backed up for miles.

The fiery crash was reported shortly before 2 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 101 Freeway. The aircraft came to rest against the center divider of the freeway, ABC News owned station KABC-TV reported.

Los Angeles County firefighters managed to pull the pilot out of the aircraft before it erupted in flames. No other passengers were traveling on board the aircraft.

No vehicles were involved in the crash and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

The burning wreckage prompted officials to shut down both sides of the freeway, which will remain closed until further notice.

The aircraft -- a North American SNJ-5 -- is owned by Condor Squadron Officer's and Airmen's Association, according to the FAA.

KABC-TV spoke with the pilot, who only identified himself as Rob. He explained that the plane engine failed.

"I picked a spot on the freeway, where I knew there was a big section of cars that weren't there, but the engine completely failed," Rob told KABC-TV. "Fortunately, I was able to not hurt anybody - other than the airplane."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.

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Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpire

Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpirefstop123/iStock(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) -- A baseball game between a group of 7-year-old kids degenerated into an all-out brawl with parents throwing haymakers, other cowering for cover and a woman even jumping on someone's back.

The reason for the brawl: a parent didn't like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire.

The fight began at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb southwest of Denver, on Saturday at about noon as 15 to 20 adults got into a violent tussle, according to Lakewood police.

The brawl was still ongoing as Lakewood police arrived at the scene.

These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We're looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts. Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported.

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) June 18, 2019

Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

Police are looking for an adult in a white T-shirt and teal shorts in particular because he can be seen in the video throwing sucker punches at people looking in the other direction. Police said it is unknown if this person is a parent of one of the children in the game.

There were a few minor injuries and one person suffered serious bodily injury, police told ABC News. No details on the injury were available.

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