LAFD Responds to a Crash of a Vintage Plane

Thursday, March 5, 2015

An approximate 70 year-old male was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice California.

Small single engine yellow plane on golf course grass.Just before 2:30 PM on March 5, 2015, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Firefighters responded to multiple 911 calls regarding an aircraft down at the 1200 block of Rose Avenue.

Firefighters arrived on-scene to find a single-engine aircraft that suffered a medium to high impact crash landing on the grass at Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica airport.

The pilot and solo occupant was found conscious and breathing after Doctors who were playing golf assisted the patient from the wreckage.

Firefighter Paramedics rendered immediate medical aid to the patient on scene and provided further care while transporting him to a local hospital for his moderate injuries. Simultaneously additional firefighters set up a protection hose-line and ensured any leaking fuel would not erupt into flames.

Fortunately, no one else was injured.

The cause of the crash is under active investigation by the NTSB who is taking the lead, along with the FAA. Officials will remain on-scene over night and into tomorrow. 

Dispatched Units - LAFD: BC4 E263 E43 E62 E63 E67 EM9 HR56 RA62 RA63 T63 UR88, SMFD: E5 RA5 E3 E4 HAZ-MAT 4 T1 RA1 BC1

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