Two hurt in crash of small plane in San Diego parking lot

SAN DIEGO — Two people were hurt when a single-engine plane crashed in a parking lot near a small San Diego airport Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 with two people on board went down just west of Montgomery Field in the Kearny Mesa area, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer.

The plane had just taken off from the airport and tried to make an immediate emergency landing, but couldn’t make it back to the runway, according to San Diego Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Eddy.

Two people were hospitalized with severe injuries, Eddy told the TV news station NBC 7 in San Diego.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

UPDATED: Please read and follow our commenting policy:

  • This is a family newspaper, please use a kind and respectful tone.
  • No profanity, hate speech or personal attacks. No off-topic remarks.
  • No disinformation about current events.
  • We will remove any comments — or commenters — that do not follow this commenting policy.
Send a letter to the editor

Our Network

The Press Democrat
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Sonoma County Gazette