– 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.