Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cessna 182P, N9346G: Accident occurred September 26, 2017 near Brown Field Municipal Airport (KSDM), Otay Mesa, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N9346G

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA559

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N9346G

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 27-SEP-17
Time: 09:45:00Z
Regis#: N9346G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A small plane crashed early Wednesday morning in an empty field just outside Brown Field Municipal Airport while approaching the Otay Mesa airfield, but the pilot and his two passengers survived with only minor injuries, authorities said. 

The crash was reported at 3 a.m. though it initially wasn't clear whether the incident was a crash or an emergency landing, San Diego police officer John Buttle said. Emergency responders at the scene and news reports said the plane went down in a field just east of Brown Field and west of state Route 125.

The pilot said he was cleared to land at Brown Field and was making his approach when he hit dense fog and lost all visibility. The three men onboard said the plane flipped twice upon landing, and photographs from one of the passengers showed the 1971 Cessna 182P came to a rest upside down in the field. 

The pilot said he had to kick out a window to escape from the fixed-wing single-engine aircraft. The men then walked about 15 minutes to the airport to report the crash. 

The pilot said he and both passengers live in Tijuana but had taken off from Los Angeles. He called it a "miracle" that they survived and told reporters "we were in God's hands."

The pilot helped lead emergency responders to find the plane after a brief search, but local authorities were holding off inspecting the plane until federal authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board could reach the site.

Story, video, comments, photo gallery:  http://www.kusi.com




SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A small plane crashed early Wednesday morning in an empty field just outside Brown Field Municipal Airport while approaching the Otay Mesa airfield, but the pilot and his two passengers survived with only minor injuries, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 3 a.m. though it initially wasn't clear whether the incident was a crash or an emergency landing, San Diego police officer John Buttle said. Emergency responders at the scene and news reports said the plane went down in a field just east of Brown Field and west of state Route 125.

The pilot said that he was cleared to land at Brown Field and was making his approach when he hit dense fog and lost all visibility. The three men onboard said the plane flipped twice upon landing, and photographs from one of the passengers showed the 1971 Cessna 182P came to a rest upside down in the field.

The pilot said he had to kick out a window to escape from the fixed-wing single-engine aircraft. The men then walked about 15 minutes to the airport to report the crash.

The pilot said he and both passengers live in Tijuana but had taken off from Los Angeles. He called it a "miracle" that they survived and said "we were in God's hands."

The pilot helped lead emergency responders to find the plane after a brief search, but local authorities were holding off inspecting the plane until federal authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board could reach the site.

Story and video ➤ http://www.cbs8.com



A pilot described the terrifying moments before his small plane crash landed at Brown Field south of San Diego Wednesday.

Phillip Lojas had two passengers on the Cessna 182 traveling from Compton when the plane flipped twice before landing.

"Suddenly we didn't see the lights. The fog was too thick. We lost control of it and we crashed," Lojas said. 

The plane attempted to land in heavy fog just after 3 a.m. at the airfield just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Lojas said the plane suffered serious damage. 

One passenger suffered a cut to his forehead.

Lojas said he is relieved they were able to survive the landing.

"We're here. By the grace of God. We're here," Lojas said. 

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://www.nbcsandiego.com



SAN DIEGO — A small plane crashed early Wednesday morning in an empty field just outside Brown Field Municipal Airport while approaching the Otay Mesa airfield, but the pilot and his two passengers survived with only minor injuries, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 3 a.m. Wednesday though it initially wasn’t clear whether the incident was a crash or an emergency landing, San Diego police officer John Buttle said. Emergency responders at the scene and news reports said the plane went down in a field just east of Brown Field and west of state Route 125.

The pilot told reporters that he was cleared to land at Brown Field and was making his approach when he hit dense fog and lost all visibility. The three men onboard said the plane flipped twice upon landing, and photographs from one of the passengers showed the 1971 Cessna 182P came to a rest upside down in the field.

The pilot said he had to kick out a window to escape from the fixed-wing single-engine aircraft. The men then walked about 15 minutes to the airport to report the crash.

The pilot said he and both passengers live in Tijuana but had taken off from Los Angeles. He called it a “miracle” that they survived and told reporters “we were in God’s hands.”

The plane was registered to an individual in El Cajon. 

The pilot helped lead emergency responders to find the plane after a brief search, but local authorities were holding off inspecting the plane until federal authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board could reach the site.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://fox5sandiego.com

























SAN DIEGO (KGTV/CNS) - A pilot made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in a dirt lot near Brown Field Airport in Otay Mesa, San Diego Police said.

The pilot and two passengers were on board when the plane landed.

The group walked 15 minutes to the airport for help.

Police classified the landing as a minor injury incident.

There's no word on what caused the pilot to land suddenly.

Story and photo gallery ➤  http://www.10news.com

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, so why were you flying at 3 am? I bet not ifr rated..middle of the night...182...heavy fog..keep making stupid decisions and u will be dead next time!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder what their TT hours were...

Anonymous said...

3 in the morning? . . . my professional experience tells me they were up to no good.

Anonymous said...

I watched and listened to the interview video of the "pilot", he's BS liar.

Anonymous said...

3am? Which airport in Los Angeles? Most have curfews. They're lucky they dropped their cargo off in L.A. Or they'd all be arrested.