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Wind causes small plane crash at Corona airport

March 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The wind was to blame for a small plane crash at the Corona airport on Friday. There were only minor injuries to the two people on board, when they hit a parked car, a parked plane and a hangar upon landing.

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"The wind shear started to blow the airplane off-course. It attempted to correct and gain altitude at which time the wind blew it into a parked airplane, a parked car and a hangar here at the airport," said Corona Police Lt. Alan Norton.

Throughout the day, winds kicked up in Fontana, where two vechicles flipped over on the road. A tractor trailer was one of the wind's casualties, overturning near the 15 and 210 Freeways earlier in the day. Further south, part of a mobile home toppled over in Mira Loma.

Winds appeared to die down for the evening commute, but police were still asking drivers to take heed. The dangerous conditions were enough to make drivers slow and remain cautious.

"You're shifting, you're moving, watching the trucks move next to you. It's scary!" said Laticha Bell of Victorville.

The winds were expected to pick up in the morning through the afternoon and then ease a bit in the evening.

A wind advisory was issued for the Ventura County coastal areas until 3 p.m. Friday. Meanwhile a high-wind warning was expected to last until 2 p.m. Saturday for San Bernardino and Riverside counties.


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