PHOTO: Plane crash, Riverside Airport
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Two persons escaped serious injury Thursday when their single-engine airplane crash-landed at the Riverside Municipal Airport.

Fourteen firefighters responded to the east end of Runway 27 where the small plane came to rest, but there was no fire.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Perna said the aircraft flipped over coming to rest short of the runway in a field near Hillcrest Avenue but on airport property.

Photos showed the plane had extensive damage.

There was no immediate details on how the pilot and passenger got out of the aircraft. Their identities were not released.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.
Story Date: July 15, 2021