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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1989
Two people were reported dead and two injured in a crash of a Cessna 182 single-engine aircraft about 4 miles northwest of Brown Field Wednesday evening. FAA regional duty officer Jerry Acosta said the cause of the crash, which occurred about 7:07 p.m., was unknown. The origin and destination of the plane were also unknown. The Chula Vista Fire Department dispatched one engine and a rescue rig to the scene.
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August 30, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
A single-engine aircraft attempting to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank overshot the runway and crashed west of the airport, slightly injuring the pilot and two passengers, authorities said Friday. The Cessna 172 aircraft went down in the 7500 block of Clybourn Avenue shortly before 7 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Witnesses said the plane struck power lines, flipped over and struck a parked car. "The plane was wobbling as it came at us," said Rob Meyer of Temecula, who was doing construction work on a hangar at the time of the crash.
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NEWS
August 14, 1986
The Defense Department has released $67 million to help develop Israel's Lavi fighter-bomber, but Israel had to agree to consider alternatives to the controversial aircraft, a Pentagon spokesman said. Maj. Larry Icenogle said Israel has agreed to consider other ideas, including the purchase of U.S.-built warplanes or the use of more private American technology in developing the plane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A single-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Long Beach Airport on Sunday afternoon, killing both men aboard, authorities said. The plane crashed at 3:44 p.m. into the rear parking lot of an industrial building in the 3700 block of Industry Avenue, near Bixby Road, in Lakewood, airport and fire officials said. The building is across the street from the airport. The identities of the two men aboard the plane were not released Sunday evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2008 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
A single-engine aircraft attempting to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank overshot the runway and crashed west of the airport, slightly injuring the pilot and two passengers, authorities said Friday. The Cessna 172 aircraft went down in the 7500 block of Clybourn Avenue shortly before 7 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Witnesses said the plane struck power lines, flipped over and struck a parked car. "The plane was wobbling as it came at us," said Rob Meyer of Temecula, who was doing construction work on a hangar at the time of the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A private plane experienced sudden engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday on busy Balboa Avenue, injuring one motorist seriously and leaving dozens of other stunned rush-hour travelers marveling at their good fortune in avoiding any harm. "It's just amazing more people weren't hurt," said Larry Stewart, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire Department.
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September 18, 1986 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
The mission: Get a Cessna 152 II out of a backyard swimming pool at the San Fernando Valley home of Carl C. Scharfenburg. "Piece o' cake," said Jack Vandeman, an employee with National Aircraft Parts Sales Inc. of Long Beach. "This is a fun job." In fact, Vandeman said, the toughest part of Wednesday morning's task was waiting for the crane that eventually lifted the single-engine aircraft from the shallow end of Scharfenburg's swimming pool.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | PATRICK MCDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A private plane experienced sudden engine trouble and was forced to make a crash landing Wednesday evening on busy Balboa Avenue, injuring one motorist seriously. "It's just amazing more people weren't hurt," said city Fire Department spokesman Larry Stewart. The pilot and only occupant of the Cessna 182, Bruce Goodwillie, 28, of San Diego, was shaken up, but otherwise uninjured. He remained on the scene as investigators questioned him about the accident, but declined to talk to reporters.
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September 3, 1986 | RICHARD O'REILLY, Times Staff Writer
One minute and 15 seconds before its disastrous midair collision with a single-engine Piper Cherokee Archer over Cerritos on Sunday, Aeromexico Flight 498 was advised by an air traffic controller of another airplane nearby. "Traffic at 10 o'clock, one mile, northbound, altitude unknown," the controller radioed.
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February 13, 1986 | MARK LANDSBAUM and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
After the crash landing, pilot Dean Plath unfastened his safety belt, opened the door and lowered himself on to the wing of the overturned plane. Instead of being only a step above the ground, however, Plath found himself dangling 90 feet from earth. He was just about to slide off the wing and plunge into the darkness. "It was at that point," Plath recalled, "that (passenger Clarence) Ed (Washburn) said: 'We're in the wires, not on the ground. For God's sake, come back in!'
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December 30, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Burbank Airport on Wednesday after his landing gear failed to deploy and another plane accident prevented him from setting down at Van Nuys Airport, authorities said. In a moment captured by live television, the Piper Comanche PA-24-250 descended past a concrete taxiway and onto a dirt infield as a flight instructor shouted "come on" and "hold it, hold it, hold it" over an aircraft radio channel.
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January 20, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three Orange County men who set out from John Wayne Airport for a pleasure flight to view the sunset miraculously escaped injury Friday after their airplane dropped 2,000 feet into the ocean near Anaheim Bay. Pilot Patrick Butler, 37, of Laguna Hills, his brother Tim Butler, 35, of Lake Forest and Tom Tarapach, 28, of Anaheim swam more than 1,000 yards to a rocky jetty on little-used land of the U.S. Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach. Rescuers reached them moments later about 5:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1989
Two people were reported dead and two injured in a crash of a Cessna 182 single-engine aircraft about 4 miles northwest of Brown Field Wednesday evening. FAA regional duty officer Jerry Acosta said the cause of the crash, which occurred about 7:07 p.m., was unknown. The origin and destination of the plane were also unknown. The Chula Vista Fire Department dispatched one engine and a rescue rig to the scene.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | PATRICK MCDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A private plane experienced sudden engine trouble and was forced to make a crash landing Wednesday evening on busy Balboa Avenue, injuring one motorist seriously. "It's just amazing more people weren't hurt," said city Fire Department spokesman Larry Stewart. The pilot and only occupant of the Cessna 182, Bruce Goodwillie, 28, of San Diego, was shaken up, but otherwise uninjured. He remained on the scene as investigators questioned him about the accident, but declined to talk to reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
A private plane experienced sudden engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday on busy Balboa Avenue, injuring one motorist seriously and leaving dozens of other stunned rush-hour travelers marveling at their good fortune in avoiding any harm. "It's just amazing more people weren't hurt," said Larry Stewart, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1986 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
The mission: Get a Cessna 152 II out of a backyard swimming pool at the San Fernando Valley home of Carl C. Scharfenburg. "Piece o' cake," said Jack Vandeman, an employee with National Aircraft Parts Sales Inc. of Long Beach. "This is a fun job." In fact, Vandeman said, the toughest part of Wednesday morning's task was waiting for the crane that eventually lifted the single-engine aircraft from the shallow end of Scharfenburg's swimming pool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A single-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Long Beach Airport on Sunday afternoon, killing both men aboard, authorities said. The plane crashed at 3:44 p.m. into the rear parking lot of an industrial building in the 3700 block of Industry Avenue, near Bixby Road, in Lakewood, airport and fire officials said. The building is across the street from the airport. The identities of the two men aboard the plane were not released Sunday evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Burbank Airport on Wednesday after his landing gear failed to deploy and another plane accident prevented him from setting down at Van Nuys Airport, authorities said. In a moment captured by live television, the Piper Comanche PA-24-250 descended past a concrete taxiway and onto a dirt infield as a flight instructor shouted "come on" and "hold it, hold it, hold it" over an aircraft radio channel.
NEWS
September 3, 1986 | RICHARD O'REILLY, Times Staff Writer
One minute and 15 seconds before its disastrous midair collision with a single-engine Piper Cherokee Archer over Cerritos on Sunday, Aeromexico Flight 498 was advised by an air traffic controller of another airplane nearby. "Traffic at 10 o'clock, one mile, northbound, altitude unknown," the controller radioed.
NEWS
August 14, 1986
The Defense Department has released $67 million to help develop Israel's Lavi fighter-bomber, but Israel had to agree to consider alternatives to the controversial aircraft, a Pentagon spokesman said. Maj. Larry Icenogle said Israel has agreed to consider other ideas, including the purchase of U.S.-built warplanes or the use of more private American technology in developing the plane.
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