Four Injured When Twin Impacts Homes
Investigators with the FAA and National Transportation Safety
Board are combing through the wreckage of a Cessna 310Q that
impacted two homes in Compton, CA Saturday afternoon.
KNBC-4 reports two persons onboard the aircraft (type shown
above) and two others on the ground were critically injured when
the plane came down in a neighborhood in the 500 block of West
Cyprus Street. All four are expected to survive; a fifth person was
hospitalized briefly, after reporting chest pains at the scene.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the aircraft -- which was
returning from Montgomery Field in San Diego to Hawthorne Airport
-- attempted to make an emergency landing at Compton Airport for
unspecified reasons prior to crashing. Photos show the aircraft
came to rest in a nose-down attitude, with the nose crushed but the
fuselage largely intact aft of the forward bulkhead.
The neighborhood where the plane came down lies west of the
Compton airport; Gregor said the pilot may have been trying to
reach Hawthorne, five nautical miles to the northwest.
The C-310Q is registered to a Carson City, NV business. The
accident pilot belonged to a flying club based in Compton,
according to the television station.
Make/Model: C310 Description: 310,
T310 (U-3, L-27)
Date: 04/12/2008 Time: 2250
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Serious Mid Air: N
City: COMPTON State: CA Country:
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO A HOMES,
SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, TWO IN THE AIRCRAFT AND TWO ON
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 2 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Unknown Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: LOS ANGELES, CA
Entry date: 04/14/2008