Plane makes emergency landing on golf course after fatal crash with another plane
— RMG News (@rmgnews) April 29, 2013
One person died and three were injured when two planes collided while flying over Southern California on Tuesday, forcing one of the planes to make an emergency landing on a golf course.
The planes, both Cessnas, were flying at around 3,000 feet in the air when they crashed about eight miles east of Ventura, NBC Los Angeles reports.
The first plane was headed west at about 3,500 feet. That’s the plane that made an emergency landing on Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village. The three passengers in that plane survived.
The second plane had taken off from Santa Monica Airport to test an engine and was headed east. That plane went down in the mountains by Calabasas, killing the pilot and causing a brush fire.
The golf course was open at the time, but luckily nobody who was playing was hurt.
Below are more photos of the plane on the course:
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) April 29, 2013
Hopefully the three people from the first plane escape without problems. Our thoughts are with the deceased pilot.
Photo: Twitter/Patrick Killeen / Story tipped by Al