Four people escaped with minor injuries from a light plane that crashed or had some other sort of mishap on Catalina Island today, a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor said.
County fire supervisor Miguel Orenelas said a light plane had come off a runway at the Airport In The Sky on Santa Catalina Island. It was not known if the plane was landing or taking off.
The four people on board suffered minor injuries, Orenelas said, and were being treated at the scene. A helicopter was also dispatched.
The incident was reported at 3.07 p.m.
Airport In The Sky is a small airport used by general aviation aircraft. It sits atop on a plateau on a 1,600-foot-high mountain, about 10 miles from the only city in the Channel Islands, Avalon. --City News Service