SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) —  A single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing Saturday on Highway 580 near San Leandro, authorities said.

The single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on the freeway about 6:45 p.m. tonight after the pilot reported a rough-running engine, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division spokesman said in an email.

The plane’s registered owner is Fly Fe LLC, based in Reno. Gregor couldn’t say tonight where the plane’s trip began, or where it was headed when it made the emergency landing.

There were two people in the plane, CHP Officer James Evan  said, and one of them reported a “complaint of pain.”

The plane was not damaged, nor were any vehicles on the freeway hit by the plane. At 8:15 p.m., the plane was still blocking the right westbound lane of the freeway, said CHP Officer James Evans.

Evans said he did not have information about why the plane was forced to land, who owned the plane or where it was headed.

Emergency vehicles have responded to the scene. The CHP says two westbound lanes have been blocked by the landing.

The cause of the emergency landing under investigation.

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