Crash Landing at Palomar Airport

by The Editors on April 20, 2009

Today at approximately 4 PM a small plane missed the runway on a landing attempt and crashed on airport property according to a story in the North County Times.

There were no fatalities in the crash, Carlsbad police Lt. Neal Gallucci said. . . Gallucci said the plane missed the runway, but landed on airport property about 4 p.m. . . .One person was taken to a hospital, but no information was available about injuries that person may have suffered, he said.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune the Cessna 152 (which is registered to a Vista man) had engine trouble shortly after take off and the pilot immediately turned back and tried to land from the west. He did not make it to the runway.

The pilot’s name, age and the extent of his injuries were unavailable last night. Paramedics pulled him from the single-engine aircraft and took him to a hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

[Link: North County Times and San Diego Union-Tribune]

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