Sun, Oct 21, 2007
Just Missed Sunbather On Rollout
A 1996 Extra 300L lost
power while doing aerobatics near a California beach Friday,
according to Dailybreeze.com.
The two-seat Extra (type shown at right) made an emergency
landing near Seal Beach, police said. The passenger onboard
the aircraft said he was given the flight as a birthday
present. The pair had been doing acrobatics over the ocean and were
on their way back to the Fullerton airport when the engine started
The Extra glided down to the beach around 11 am between 12th and
13th streets, said Sgt. Bob Mullins of the Seal Beach Police
The pilot landed with minor damage to the aerobatic plane, with
no injuries or property damage to the occupants on the ground,
according to Mullins.
One sunbather on the beach said she was listening to music with
earplugs in... when she heard a loud noise, and opened her eyes
just to see the plane's wing speed over her head.
Police indicated the beach was not crowded, which aided the
aircraft in its landing.
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