Witness Amazed No One Seriously Hurt In Rio Linda Plane Crash

RIO LINDA (CBS13) – A plane crash-landed Saturday night in Rio Linda but no one was seriously injured.

The incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of West 4th Street.

The small two-engine plane was headed to McClellan Airfield when its left engine failed. The right engine then failed, forcing the pilot to land the plane in a field located four miles northwest of the airport, said FAA spokesperson Allen Kenitzer.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage. All three men who were on the plane suffered minor injuries but were able to walk away from the crash.

The plane, a Beech 76 Duchess, was still in the field Sunday, just short distance away from a home where a family was eating dinner Saturday when it went down.

“They got lucky,” said Joseph Delso Sr., who lives in the home near where the plane crashed. “It’s just amazing nobody was hurt. Everybody walked away.”

It’s possible the plane ran out of gas, but the exact cause of the crash is under investigation.

Comments

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  1. classic... says:

    how’d anyone know if it crashed? it would simply look like another pile of metal or a car without any wheels (Rio Linda Camo).

    1. swim says:

      If both engines quit it usually means it was out of gas or had water in the tanks. Basic pre-flight checks should have seen either. Pilot is gonna have alot of explaining to do.

  2. Warren C. says:

    Just a blessing no one was injured significantly! I’m so thankful everyone was ok!

  3. sharpone says:

    Almost made it! Who were those men?

  4. Doc says:

    What the article left out was that the plane, upon crashing, took out four meth labs and three circa 1970s cars that were up on jack stands…….

    1. Robert says:

      Doc and Classic, keep your day job’s….don’t think you would do well as comedians…

  5. sassafras says:

    Gaurdian angels with them, no doubt about it.

  6. stan atkinson says:

    Thank God no trailers were damaged in this stunt.

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