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Plane lands on Sierra Highway

Emergency landing Thursday with no injuries, no car crashes

Posted: September 2, 2011 9:52 a.m.
Updated: September 2, 2011 9:52 a.m.

A Long Beach pilot made a safe emergency landing on Sierra Highway in Acton on Thursday afternoon.

Palmdale Sheriff's Station deputies responded to Sierra Highway near Red Rover Mine Road in Acton regarding a low flying aircraft at 1:10 p.m. Thursday.

By their arrival, deputies discovered a 1946 single-engine plane had landed on Sierra Highway. There were no injuries to the plane's pilot, a 77-year-old male Long Beach resident and the sole passenger, a 65-year-old female Long Beach resident.

The pilot said he had recently purchased the plane and taken off from nearby Fox Field in Lancaster. He was headed to Long Beach Airport when he experienced a mechanical failure and was forced to land on the road.

There were no traffic collisions and no one was injured as a result of the landing, a sheriff's statement said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Aero Bureau and Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, investigators responded. FAA will be investigating further.

The aircraft has since been removed from the road.


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