Aircraft went down near Lake Elsinore during simulated emergency, FAA confirms

A single-engine plane that went down just north of Lake Elsinore after striking a power line was in the middle of a simulated engine-out procedure when the accident happened, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed Tuesday. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told City News Service that the Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee was maneuvering at low altitude about […]

BANNING: NTSB releases report on June 2 plane crash, points to weather and handling errors

BANNING – A combination of gusty winds and the pilots’ inability to maintain control may have precipitated a fatal plane crash in Banning, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board last night released its preliminary report on the June 2 crash of a Cessna 150 at Banning Municipal Airport, pointing to weather and […]

BANNING: Plane crashes on roadway

BANNING  – A small plane crashed Friday morning on a Banning roadway just south of Interstate 10, injuring the two occupants. The crash was reported just after 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of John and Hargrave streets. The pilot and passenger both suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital, said Tawny Cabral of […]

Officials release preliminary details on fatal Lake Mathews plane crash

UPDATE: CORONA – The pilot of an experimental plane that crashed into a cell phone tower near Lake Mathews, killing him and seriously injuring his passenger, had left Corona Municipal Airport without reporting any problems, according to a report released today, July 8. The National Transportation Safety Board issued preliminary findings in the June 28 […]

One killed, another injured in plane crash

LAKE MATHEWS – One person was killed and another was injured in a small plane crash today, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a plane crash at 12:14 p.m. at the 20300 block of Farley Avenue, off Cajalco Road, near Lake Mathews east of Corona, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. […]