Traffic is backed up for miles after a small vintage airplane crashed in the westbound lanes of the 101 Freeway.
Images on social media from Cynthia Alvarez showed the plane in flames, moments after it crashed.
According to its website, the Condor Squadron operates military aircraft museums at the Van Nuys Airport and in Burbank, and it flies restored aircraft at parades and memorial events honoring veterans.
According to CHP, the pilot, who has 30 years of experience and flies for commercial airlines, walked away having only singed his hair from the fire.More news: Matt Groening's Disenchantment gets two-season renewal at Netflix
'I picked a spot on the freeway where I knew there was a big section of cars that weren't there, ' said the pilot, who identified himself as Rob. He explained that the plane engine failed.
The pilot escaped uninjured and no one on the ground was hurt.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson (FAA) said that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA would investigate.
The back end of the plane appeared to be missing as the fire continued to burn on lanes.More news: Hurricane Willa Threatening Mazatlan Resort Area, Forces Thousands to Evacuate
The plane took off from nearby Van Nuys airport - the base for the Condor Squadron officers and airmen's association, founded by a group of WWII fighter pilots.
The aircraft was not a German World War II plane, but a North American AT-6 training aircraft painted in a Luftwaffe camouflage scheme and bearing the Balkenkreuz isignia used on Nazi warplanes.
The pilot's name has not been released.
The AT-6 was developed in the 1930s, and was used to train United States pilots during World War II.More news: Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death
The pilot, center, stand in the middle of the freeway looking at the remains of his plane.