Pilot Dies In McClellan-Palomar Plane Crash

by The Editors on September 29, 2008

080929PlaneA small single-engine plane has crashed into a small hillside at 7:19 a.m. yesterday September 28, 2008 a mile from the McClellan-Palomar airport killing pilot Guisseppe “Pino” Puzzo, 41, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

He crashed after canceling an attempted landing in the morning fog and advising air traffic controllers that he planned to circle the airport and try again, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

Though this is the second crash in one week Federal Aviation officials says the crash had “nothing to do with the airport.” This brings total plane crash deaths in and around the Carlsbad airport to 10 in the last two years.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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