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Plane nosedives into hangar in Long Beach

Aug 06, 2023Aug 06, 2023

by: Travis Schlepp

Posted: Jul 10, 2023 / 03:27 PM PDT

Updated: Jul 10, 2023 / 09:36 PM PDT

A pilot avoided serious injury after crashing their single-engine plane into the roof of a building at the Long Beach Airport Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on the 2900 block of East Spring Street.

First responders arrived on scene and found the Cessna 172 nose down through the roof of a hangar.

The pilot was the only occupant, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot was apparently practicing takeoffs and landings when the plane crashed.

The unidentified pilot appeared to have suffered only minor injuries, Long Beach Fire Department officials said.

Kate Kuykendall, a spokesperson for the Long Beach Airport, said the crash had no impact on any commercial flights and the emergency response was being handled by the Long Beach Fire Department.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, with a preliminary update expected within the coming days.

Just days ago, a Cessna C550 business jet crashed, killing six people, and another Cessna 172 went down on July 4, killing one and injuring others. Both of those crashes took place at French Valley Airport near the city of Murrieta in Riverside County.



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