Flight Student Killed and Instructor Severely Injured after Compton Plane Crash on Alondra Boulevard
Compton, California (March 15, 2019) – A flight student was killed while the flight instructor was severely hurt after a two-plane crash Wednesday evening in the area of Compton, according to a local news source.
The collision occurred a while before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Compton/Woodley Airport at 901 W. Alondra Boulevard.
As per the report, a Cessna with two occupants landed on the airport when a Vietnam-era T-28 aircraft was also trying to land on the same runway and the two eventually crashed. The Cessna burst into flames as a result of the crash.
One of the persons in the Cessna identified as a 40-year-old man who was a student was declared dead at the scene. The flight instructor, a man in his 30s suffered critical injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
The names of the victims are yet to be released.
The T-28 pilot was not injured in the collision.
An investigation is underway.
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