Sunday, November 3, 2013

Grumman American Avn. Corp. AA-5B, N1550R: Accident occurred November 03, 2013 at Catalina Airport (KAVX), Avalon, California

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, CATALINA AIRPORT, AVALON, CA


http://registry.faa.gov/N1550R


 SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. (KABC) -- A small plane crashed at an airport in Catalina Island Sunday afternoon, injuring four people aboard. 

 FAA officials said a single-engine Grumman AA-5 aircraft landed long at the airport and went off the end of the runway around 3:15 p.m.

No one was killed. No fire was reported.

Most of the people on board suffered back injuries. One victim was treated for a leg injury. All were airlifted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Catalina Airport sits on top of a cliff.

It's unknown whether the plane was in the process of landing or taking off at the time of the crash.

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Four people escaped with minor injuries from a light plane that crashed or had some other sort of mishap on Catalina Island today, a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor said.

County fire supervisor Miguel Orenelas said a light plane had come off a runway at the Airport In The Sky on Santa Catalina Island. It was not known if the plane was landing or taking off.

The four people on board suffered minor injuries, Orenelas said, and were being treated at the scene. A helicopter was also dispatched.

The incident was reported at 3.07 p.m.

Airport In The Sky is a small airport used by general aviation aircraft. It sits atop on a plateau on a 1,600-foot-high mountain, about 10 miles from the only city in the Channel Islands, Avalon.  


--City News Service