A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. 2014 should definitely top the list of years frequent plane crash was experienced.
From the Malaysian missing plane to another Malaysian plane that was shot in the air now this all in a yea?
The single-engine 1988 Mooney M-20L went down around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot that serves a Costco and a Target store in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood.
The plane bounced while landing at nearby Montgomery Field, continued westbound and went down, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
However, helicopter pilot Vince Carter said he had taken off from the field when he heard the pilot, in apparently her last radio transmission, tell the control tower that she had lost power on takeoff.
“She said she lost power and she was going down and that was it,” he told KFMB-TV.
There was no immediate way to resolve the two reports.
The plane clipped the top of the Target store and knocked down a light pole, police Lt. Steve Behrendt said.
[Credit: Yahoo News]
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