April 15, 2024
The scene following Saturday’s emergency touchdown close to Gillespie Discipline. Photograph credit score: OnScene.TV

A light-weight single-engine plane hit a chain-link fence Saturday whereas making an emergency touchdown in East County from reported engine failure, authorities mentioned.

The accident occurred round 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Avenue and Airport Drive adjoining to Gillespie Discipline, in response to the Heartland Hearth-Rescue Division.

A 25-year-old pupil pilot and teacher had been the one reported passengers aboard the Bellanca Citabria 7ECA. Each exited the plane safely, officers mentioned.

Circumstances close to Gillespie Discipline had been clear on the time, with visibility of 10 miles.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. The airplane additionally simply missed a automobile on Magnolia, in response to OnScene.TV.

– Metropolis Information Service