The student news site of Diablo Valley College.

The Inquirer

Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

Erin Smith and Frank Guitron

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An airplane crashed into the signal at the intersection of Marsh Drive and Solano Way around 3 p.m. Friday, May 26. The plane was a single engined kit-built GlaStar. Kit-built aircraft are often built by hobbyists, unlike commercial planes.

Brothers Oswaldo and Luis Lopez heard the engine emitting a loud screeching noise, and ran outside the local Kinders’ to see the aircraft flying dangerously┬álow.

It has not been confirmed yet whether the loud screeching sound indicated engine failure was the cause of the crash.

“I saw the pilot struggling,” said Luis Lopez. Lopez claimed to have seen the pilot frantically trying to gain control of the plane before impact.

The plane appears to have crashed into the fence across from the Lithia Crystler Jeep Dodge Ram of Concord, bending one street sign and severing another before crashing into the street light. At some point during the crash the plane lost its left wing.

Hazmat was on the scene due to oil leaking from the aircraft.

According to the Concord Police Department’s Facebook page, “the pilot and solo occupant [have] been transported to a local hospital.”

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    Compressed calendar continues to raise concerns

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    Police Beat: Student threatened, spat on in parking dispute

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    DVC students hear from author Dan Kovalik on US/Russian relations

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    Loans in a pinch

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    CarMax approved for construction in Diablo Valley Plaza

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    Solidarity rally sparked at DVC by DACA repeal

  • News

    Police Beat: Non-student arrested for indecent exposure on campus

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    CSU doing away with placement tests

  • Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC

    News

    Congressman calls for removal of President in college town hall

  • News

    Police Beat: Student bumped in parking space dispute

The student news site of Diablo Valley College.
Plane headed for Buchanan Airport crashes just miles from DVC