Plane crashes near Lone Pine

– Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sunday July 28th at approximately 12:45PM, pilot Sohail Simjee, departed from Mammoth Lakes Airport in a Bonanza single engine airplane heading southbound to Orange County.

 

Due to weather concerns, Simjee landed at the Lone Pine airport. Shortly after 3:00PM, Simjee attempted to fly out and resume his trip south. While ascending to about 500 feet, the engine failed and Simjee had to make an emergency landing in a field just south of Highway 136.

The plane was carrying four passengers; all four were transported to Southern Inyo Hospital for minor injuries.

 

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One Response to Plane crashes near Lone Pine

  1. Mark July 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Oops!

     

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