2 critically injured in plane crash
February 8, 2011
Two men from San Luis Obispo County were critically injured when their twin-engine plane crashed near the San Bernardino Airport on Monday. [LATimes]
The victims, Lonny Rollins, 39, of San Luis Obispo and Greg Fitzgerald, 61, of Paso Robles were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The men are reported to be in critical condition after undergoing surgery on Monday afternoon.
The pilot had reported problems with the Beechcraft Baron’s landing gear at about 11:45 a.m. and flew past the control tower so that airport personnel could check to see it the landing gear was down. It appeared down and controllers cleared him to land.
The plane crashed as it circled and approached for a landing.