CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2009 |
A man and a woman were killed Saturday when their plane crashed into a hillside minutes after takeoff in Pomona, authorities said. The single-engine Piper Cherokee took off from Brackett Field en route to Mojave at 11:12 a.m. and struck a hillside above a small cemetery three minutes later, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane was destroyed by the impact. The victims had not been publicly identified Saturday night. The plane is registered to a San Dimas-based technology company, Netsense Inc. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the cause of the crash, Gregor said.
May 4, 2008 |
A small plane struck another craft as it was landing Friday night at McCall Municipal Airport, killing a pilot and his grandsons, ages 1 and 6, and critically injuring his 2-year-old grandson, who was pulled from the burning wreckage by the landing plane's two occupants, officials said. Both planes -- Cessna 172s -- exploded, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. Authorities identified the dead pilot as Bill Keating, 52. His surviving grandson was flown to the University of Utah Hospital's Burn Center in critical condition, authorities said.
December 7, 2011 |
Five people were killed Wednesday when a helicopter flying tourists over Nevada's Hoover Dam slammed into a mountain range that borders Lake Mead, authorities said. The aircraft crashed into the River Mountains east of Las Vegas just before 5 p.m., Andrew Munoz, a National Park Service spokesman, told The Times. The identities of the pilot and four passengers on board have not been released. Authorities reached the rugged site by helicopter -? the only way to access it -? and confirmed that no one had survived the crash, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2012 |
One person was killed Friday evening when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in West Los Angeles, fire officials said. The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 210 was returning to Santa Monica Airport and declared an emergency shortly before crashing about 6 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane came down near the intersection of Westwood and Olympic boulevards. It did not hit any buildings despite crashing in a community dense with homes.