Gillespie Field East Of I-8 Is The Site Of A Small Plane Crash

Gillespie Field East Of I-8 Is The Site Of A Small Plane Crash

At least one person was injured Thursday after a small plane crashed onto a major freeway in San Diego and landed on a city street in El Cajon, damaging a car and injuring at least one person.

In the early hours of Friday morning, a small silver plane crashed into the railing of Interstate 8 at about 10:45 a.m. before coming to a halt under the freeway overpass on Greenfield Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

FlightAware reports that the plane was a fixed-wing, single-engine 1951 Cessna 195 which is a fixed-wing aircraft.

Officer Travis Garrow, a CHP officer, said the agency received a “mayday” call as the plane was going down.

When Carrie Zub was driving westbound on Greenfield Drive with her dog when the plane struck her white Hyundai and caused it to crash, she was injured.

Neither of the vehicle’s occupants was injured as a result of the impact.

Gillespie Field East Of I-8 Is The Site Of A Small Plane Crash

As Zub told the story, “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, and I pulled to the right and stopped,” he said. It is just so wonderful to be alive.” “I am just so thankful that I am OK.”

Zub said the pilot was pulled from the plane by bystanders after he was pulled from the plane by bystanders. According to the video taken from the scene, paramedics and firefighters worked on a man who was bleeding from the head during the incident.

A neck brace was placed on him, he was put on a gurney, and he was taken away by ambulance after he had been placed in a neck brace.

As a result of the crash, the pilot, a 65-year-old man from San Diego, suffered major injuries, but it is expected that he will survive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

During the course of driving, Matthew Houser noticed a bright glare about 100 feet away from him as he drove. In between the overpasses, he watched the plane crash into the ground.

Garrow noted that the plane did not leak much fuel during the crash and that the crash site was a “pretty small scene.” The plane’s single engine, which is located at the front of the plane, was partially torn off, leaving the cockpit exposed.

The good thing is that no one [on the ground] was injured, so it’s a good thing that no one was injured,” Garrow said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the plane to go down and Garrow could not say if it was landing on the freeway at the time.

A preliminary investigation was being conducted by the CHP, while the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were on their way to the scene to conduct their own investigations as well.

Several police patrol cars blocked Greenfield Drive for the investigation, and no reopening time was determined as a result of the crash.

However, there were no closures of the freeway as a result of the crash. As reported earlier, the El Cajon Police Department had said some on- and off-ramps in the area would be closed, but later said that the freeway would not be affected.

It was requested that drivers avoid the area as much as possible.

As a result of the incident, the California Highway Patrol, the Heartland Fire Department, and the ECPD responded to the scene.

In recent years, there have been reports of several plane crashes near the small airport located west of SR-67 and SR-52.

A small Learjet that crashed into a suburban street in Santee, California in December 2021, killed four people, two of whom were on the ground at the time of the crash, and destroyed two homes in the process.

Moreover, in 2018, a flight instructor was able to land a small plane on the Interstate 8 freeway without crashing into any vehicles while landing.

There was a plane on its way to Gillespie Field when the incident occurred.

NBC 7 Investigates found that there have been at least 41 plane or helicopter crashes into San Diego County neighborhoods since 2010, according to investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). 36 of those people died and 25 were seriously injured as a result of those crashes.

Approximately half of the flights were from planes heading to or from Gillespie Field, one of the busiest small aircraft airports in our area, which has more than 600 flights arriving or departing every day.

The incidents involving planes flying to or from Montgomery-Gibbs Airport in Kearny Mesa involved nine flights.