Single Engine Plane Claims One Life


On Wednesday, a shopping center in San Diego and its parking lot turned into a zone of destruction when a plane with a single engine, The Mooney M-20L, crashed into it. The crash killed one woman and injured another. The plane crashed near Montgomery Field at 5.30 o’clock. After the crash, it rested near a Target and Costco store in Kearny Mesa.

A spokesman for the San Diego Fire Department, Lee Swanson said that the deceased was a plane passenger. The woman pilot is alive and is in a hospital in that area. Before resting, the plane broke one light pole and smashed the top portion of the Target store, said Steve Behrendt, the Police Lt. The spokesman for Federal Aviation Administration Ian Gregor said that the plane “bounced while landing at Montgomery Field around 5:25 p.m., continued westbound and crashed in a Costco parking lot.”

UTSanDiego.comthe website of the former Union-Tribune reported that another pilot flying in the vicinity had heard the unfortunate pilot request for help because she had no power and was about to crash.

The plane had caught fire after crashing, and the deceased has sustained burn injuries as well. Two people who had tried to help the plane occupants also suffered burns and are admitted in the hospital now.

The crash site is spread acrossCalifornia State Route 163 to near the Montgomery Field. The airport is managed by San Diego city. The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and The Federal Aviation Administration.


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