On February 12th, a small plane crashed in the Cleveland National Forest, northeast of the Ramona airport. Fortunately, two of the occupants, a 28-year-old man and 25-year-old man, survived the with only minor injuries. A 20-year-old woman, sadly, perished in the event. Here’s what we know about the accident.
Details About the Ramona Small Plane Crash
The accident occurred at roughly 2:30 p.m. on the 12th, which was a Sunday. Following the crash, the two survivors hiked out of the denser area of the forest to where they had cell phone service. They phoned emergency services, who were not immediately able to pinpoint their exact location.
Roughly an hour later, helicopter rescue services located the smoking plane’s remnants and the survivors. Cal Fire San Diego transported them to the nearest hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The plane, a Cessna 172, belonged to a flight school. It was registered to American Aviation Academy and was used to practice landings near where it crashed. Fire crews have had difficulty accessing the crash site because of how remote the area is.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident to determine the cause. A large crane helicopter will extract the wreckage from the crash site.