Saturday, July 30, 2016

Glasair III SH-3R, N718DH: Incident occurred July 30, 2016 in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California

A small plane made an emergency landing north of Santa Clarita due to engine trouble, landing on Texas Canyon Rd Saturday afternoon.

“It made an emergency landing,” said supervising fire dispatcher Art Marrujo. “No injuries and no fire were reported. There was no crash.”

The plane began to have engine trouble while it was flying, and was forced to land in an area with no residents or cars. The pilot of the plane chose Texas Canyon Rd., east of Bouquet Canyon Rd.

“He was having engine trouble and landed on a dirt road,” said Marrujo.

First responders received the call about the downed plane at 1:05 p.m. and were on scene shortly after.

“It was a hard landing,” said Sgt. Dan Peacock with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “There was some minor damage to the plane.”

Peacock added that the damage was done to the landing gear of the plane, rendering it unflyable.

Officials believe the pilot took off from Fox Field airport in Lancaster. It is unknown at this time where the intended destination of the pilot was.


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