Arroyo Grande plane crashes on Catalina
October 3, 2010
A plane registered to Sabovich and Sons of Arroyo Grande, crashed shortly after takeoff from Catalina Island Sunday afternoon, injuring the pilot and two passengers. [Examiner.com]
The 1956 Cessna 310 twin engine light aircraft crashed about one-half mile southeast of the Catalina airport at approximately 3:40 p.m. The three persons on board were injured from the accident and resulting fire, which also caused a three acre brushfire that was quickly extinguished by first responders.
The pilot, a 54 year old man, told sheriff’s officials he was taking two passengers back to mainland California, but the engine failed shortly after takeoff.
All three aboard, including a 50 year old male and a 48 year old female passenger, suffered serious burns and were treated on the scene before being flown to a local hospital, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.
The victims’ conditions were unknown, but they are expected to survive.
Sabovich and Sons, located on Huasna Road, is a company specializing in underground construction.