Monday, March 12, 2018

Quicksilver MX Sprint: Accident occurred March 11, 2018 in Valley Ford, Sonoma County, California



VALLEY FORD (CBS SF) — A light aircraft crashed Sunday night near the Marin/Sonoma County border, severely injuring the pilot, according to the California Highway Patrol.

In a facebook post, the CHP said 911 callers reported the crash of a small plane at about 6:07 p.m. in the area of Valley Ford. A CHP helicopter and rescue units were immediately launched in an effort to locate the aircraft.

The crash was located in a field near School Street.

The pilot — a 73-year-old Sebastopol man — was discovery pinned inside the aircraft. Rescue crews had to use the “the jaws of life” to remove him. He had sustained major injuries.

Once extricated, CHP helicopter flew the pilot to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for major but non-life threatening injuries.

The crash was being investigated by the Sonoma County Sheriff Office and the FAA.

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



The crash was reported at 6:07 p.m. in the area of state Highway 1 near School Road in the unincorporated community of Valley Ford, CHP officials said.

A CHP helicopter responded to the scene and found the pilot, a 73-year-old Sebastopol man, trapped in the aircraft with major injuries, the CHP said.

Fire crews arrived at the scene soon after and used the "Jaws of Life" to remove the pilot from the aircraft. Once extricated, the CHP helicopter flew the pilot to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for major but non-life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.

The crash was being investigated by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbcbayarea.com

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