Jul 05

Video Captures Plane Crash at Carlsbad Beach; 12-Year-Old Boy Suffers Head …

A small plane crash landed Saturday afternoon on a crowded beach in Carlsbad, and one person was injured, officials said.

A plane crashed in Carlsbad on July 4, 2015, injuring a 12-year-old boy. (Credit: OnScene)

A plane crashed in Carlsbad on July 4, 2015, injuring a 12-year-old boy. (Credit: OnScene)

The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Piper, officials said. The plane, from the Air Ads firm in El Cajon, was towing a commercial banner when it apparently lost power shortly after 3 p.m.

Beach-goers scattered when the plane began descending, but at least two people caught the dramatic crash on video.

The pilot was not injured in the incident, which occurred on the beach near the Encina power plant.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

Jul 05

Autopsy scheduled for pilot in deadly Bartlett plane crash – WLS

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday for the pilot who died a plane crash in northwest suburban Bartlett on Friday.

The pilot was the only person on board the small Cessna when it went down Friday afternoon in the Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve.

Investigators say the pilot, whose name has not been released, reported a rudder control problem to air traffic controllers before crashing.

Jul 05

Pilot dies in plane crash shortly after takeoff in Salem

SALEM, Ore. – A pilot died when a plane crashed on takeoff Saturday morning at McNary Field in Salem.

The light plane crashed north of the runway on the Salem Municipal Airport grounds just before 8:30 a.m.

Witnesses said the plane burst into flames, and the flames were quickly extinguished.

Salem Fire officials told our reporters that the pilot was alone in the plane when it crashed. They are withholding the person’s name until family members have been notified of the death.

Investigators are working to find out what caused the plane to go down shortly after takeoff.

“I saw an airplane going north 50-75 feet off the ground, and he was going awful slow,” said John Davis, who was across the street at Walmart.

This is a developing story; updates will be posted as information comes in.

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