zrb2 wrote:Sure hope the occupants will be ok.
The two people on board the plane, a man and a woman said to be in their 50s and 60s, were conscious immediately after the crash. John Wayne Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson said they both survived the crash and have been taken to a Orange County Global Medical Center with major injuries.
“Information that we have is that their injuries were not life threatening and they were transported to hospitals,” she said.
Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz *(not the off-duty captain mentioned above)* said both the pilot and the passenger were conscious when they were pulled from the aircraft. “Both of them did have good vital signs when we were transporting them to the hospital,” Kurtz said.
They were conscious when first-responders arrived, and transported to a hospital. The pair’s vitals were good, said Capt. Larry Kurtz, of the Orange County Fire Authority.
At 9:35 a.m., the Cessna collided with one car, with debris hitting at least three others, Fox said. No one in the cars was injured.
dashdrvr wrote:These type of accidents make me so sad. It didn't have to happen. As a ME instructor I would instruct my students. Fly the plane, feather the prop, and fly straight ahead until getting enough altitude to maneuver to another or same airport. There are plenty of nearby airports and there are no obstacles. Judging by the mayday calls the pilot panicked, got slow and we know the rest. It didn't need to happen.
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