Usually don't see this on the highway

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - August 24, 2009

Traffic was backed up for miles yesterday afternoon after a small private plane landed on U.S. Highway 101, about a mile from Santa Barbara Airport.

Officials say there was some sort of problem on the plane, but they're not sure what it was just yet.

Three cars crashed into the Piper Comanche after it landed.

But police report no one was hurt.

The busy freeway had to be shut down so crews could remove the plane.

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