FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Long Beach FSDO-05
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA.
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said the pilot of a light plane lost control at Fullerton Airport upon landing anr ran off the runway.
Neither the pilot or the passenger were injured.
The incident happened just before 2:10 p.m., according to the Fullerton Fire Department.
“The pilot of a Piper PA18, tail number N906CC, lost control after landing and ran off Runway 24,” FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor said. “Neither of the two people on board was injured.”
The FAA is investigating, he said.
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FULLERTON – A small plane clipped a building and crashed on the runway as it landed at Fullerton Airport on Saturday afternoon.
No one was injured in the crash, according to Chief Kathy Schaefer with the Fullerton Fire Department.
As the single-engine plane hit the runway just after 2 p.m., Schaefer said its landing gear buckled beneath it. The Piper Cub Crafters reportedly clipped a building before skidding to a stop. There was a small fuel leak but no fire, Schaefer said.
Two people on board had managed to get off the plane before rescue crews arrived on the scene, Schaefer said.
Details on the cause of the crash weren’t yet available, as the investigation got underway.
There was another crash at Fullerton Airport, which is just northeast of the exchange of the 5 and 91 freeways, just a couple weeks ago.
On Aug. 24, a small plane owned by fantasy flight school Air Combat USA crashed into a hangar on takeoff, slightly injuring two men who were on board.
The 86-acre airport was founded in 1927 and is the last general aviation airfield left in Orange County.