Saturday, March 19, 2022

Piper PA-28-151 Warrior, N42764: Accident occurred March 19, 2022 in Alpine, San Diego County, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Location: Alpine, California 
Accident Number: WPR22LA144
Date and Time: March 19, 2022, 15:30 Local
Registration: N42764
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-151
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N42764
Model/Series: PA-28-151 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time: 16:00 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Gillespie, CA (SEE)
Destination: Alpine, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.929204,-116.66529 

RAMONA, California – Three adults were uninjured after a single-engine plane went down today about six miles east of El Capitan Reservoir in East County, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Cal Fire. 

A witness called the sheriff’s department at 4:09 p.m. Saturday that a downed aircraft was possibly west of the Three Sisters Trailhad near Ramona.

Cal Fire told a KUSI reporter that the pilot and two passengers escaped the crash uninjured. The witness said they were with two of the occupants walking toward the road, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Barry. He said a sheriff’s helicopter was on its way to the area to investigate the crash.

Cal Fire crews were also on their way to the crash site.

SAN DIEGO, California — A small aircraft went down approximately six miles east of the El Capitan Reservoir in East County, the San Diego County Sheriffs Department confirmed to CBS 8. 

The small plane was carrying three passengers who were all uninjured, CALFIRE said.

A witness called the sheriff's department at 4:09 p.m. on Saturday reporting that a downed aircraft was possibly west of the Three Sisters Trailhead near Ramona.

Authorities confirmed to CBS 8, CALFIRE was responding to a rescue near the trail and were able to fly over and locate the downed plane.

Crews hiked down to where the plane was located and began helping the passengers.

Officials are investigating after a plane went down in East County Saturday. 

According to the San Diego Sheriff's Department, the crash happened at Boulder Creek Rd. about six miles east of El Capitan Reservoir around 4:15 p.m. 

Cal Fire also responded to the scene.

According to Cal Fire PIO Thomas Shoots three adults were onboard the plane and are uninjured.

SDSO and Cal Fire are investigating what caused the plane to go down.

Authorities are investigating after a plane crashed in east San Diego County Saturday afternoon.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the crash was reported around 4:30 p.m. near the 12000 block of Boulder Creek Road near Ramona. 

Cal Fire is also responding to the scene.

At this time, the type of plane that crashed and the extent of any possible injuries are unknown.