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Two injured as airplane crashes into storage yard near San Bernardino airport

Plane Crashes into Storage Facility in San Bernardino

A twin-engine airplane carrying two people crashed late Monday morning near San Bernardino International Airport, officials said.

The pilot of the plane, a Beechcraft Baron, reported a problem shortly before it crashed into an RV storage yard about half a mile southwest of the airport, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and a passenger were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, Gregor said. He said he was unsure about the extent of their injuries.

The names of the pilot and passenger have not been released, although Gregor said the plane was registered to a San Luis Obispo resident and that it had departed from San Luis Obispo earlier in the day.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident along with the FAA, he said.

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These small planes should be regulated as least half as strictly as commercial planes are. Almost every week, I rad about news involving a small plane crash and often, the causes are mechanical malfunction or pilot error. So many deaths and injuries in small plane accidents could have been prevented by diligence on the part of the owner/pilot or maybe even the authorities themselves.

http://www.mesrianilaw.com/Airplane-Accident.html

I was about 100 feet away when this plane came down. Didn't realize it was a crash until I got closer. The crash site is below road level, and I thought something in the RV lot had exploded. Have to say though, the Police and Fire Departments were on the scene almost immediately and in great numbers. They did an EXCELLENT job.

Rodney is apparently an ambulance chaser.

I disagree with his comments about assuming there was something wrong with the aircraft. 99% of crashes are human factor caused, usually by control errors.

Air Safety STILL has ground safety beat by 1000 to 1.


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