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Piper Crashes Here At Kccr  
User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2303 times:

(BCN) -- A small Piper Cherokee plane that departed from Concord Buchanan Field at 4:50 p.m. has crashed on Interstate Highway 680 in Pleasant Hill, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Donn Walker.

Officials with the Contra Costa County Fire Department are on the scene, in the center divider of the roadway just north of Willow Pass Road, about a mile from its departure point, a department dispatcher reports.

The plane erupted in a small fire on landing, but that has since been extinguished, the dispatcher said.

Three injuries were reported in connection with the crash, though the dispatcher said he did not know the extent of the injuries.

The dispatcher also said that the pilot is believed to be alive. Further information has not yet been released.


This is a little off. I was actually there when it happened. I was doing touch and goes at KCCR when this piper Cherokee took off for Colorado. As he was wheels up he declared an emergency and was going to climb higher so he could glide and do a 180 and land again on the same runway.

You have the runway and then you have the freeway at the end of the runway. He made a sharp right turn trying to climb and then made a slow left turn descending towards the freeway where he touched down bursting into flames as he touched down and slammed into the center divide.

On touch down the front prop cut through the side of a mini van cutting the leg of an 11 year old girl off. I headed over the accident and reported that they needed medical attention and would need a heli to transport the injured.

From there I landed and as taxiing could hear that they were only going to take the girl by air and the other five by car. The pilot and his son both escaped with no injures.

My instructor told me that though he hit a car he did what was right. If you are used to this airport the runway in which he departed has a very large mall to the right and a large circuit city and home depot to the left. If he was going to set down this was the best place to.

The girl is still in the OR and will keep her leg. The 5 other pax in the car were released with only bruses and the 2 pax in the piper later left for KOAK to catch a flight home.

WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UA777222


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2280 times:

Wow, thanks for sharing that. It's not often you get such a detailed report of what happened. Hopefully everybody will be ok after this.


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User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2249 times:

Just saw it on the local news (KTVU). They interviewed both pilot and his son. The pilot and his son seemed pretty shaken up but at the same time appeared relaxed and glad that they are lucky. Pilot said wife had left earlier by a commerical flight and said "she took a wise decision"

One motorist whom the plane passed before landing said the pilot did a great job gliding the plane into the road without damaging many vehicles.


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