FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 06182015
Single Engine Plane Crash at Long Beach Airport
Aircraft Crashes On the Fence Line at Long Beach
Pilot Sustains minor injuries.
running normally after a small aircraft crashed on the perimeter fence at Long
Beach Airport (LGB). The single-engine Beechcraft was resting on the fence when
Long Beach Firefighters reached the pilot. The pilot who suffered minor injuries
was transported to a local trauma center for further evaluation and treatment. A
second individual was driving a vehicle that was struck by debris, caused by the
incident. He was examined by paramedics and did not seek further medical
The aircraft accident caused a small aviation fuel leak,
which has since been controlled and no longer poses a hazard. The incident
occurred southbound Lakewood Boulevard, approximately 300 yards south of Conant.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Lakewood Boulevard north of
Wardlow Road and South of Conant remains closed until further notice. The
airport is asking passengers to check with airlines if there is any concern
about early morning flights. The best access to the Long Beach Airport is via
Wardlow Road and Bellflower Boulevard.