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The Region | IN BRIEF / RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Emergency Landing Ends in Crash, Fatality

October 02, 2003|From Staff and Wire Reports

A small plane trying an emergency landing crashed into the dry Santa Ana River in an unincorporated area north of Norco, killing one person and igniting a 5-acre brush fire that was quickly contained, said Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Joanne Evans.

The crash occurred at 3:43 p.m., shortly after the plane took off from Corona. The pilot reported an on-board fire and said he would try to land at Chino airport, authorities said. The plane was headed to Oakland.

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