A Cessna 172 crashed into a hangar at Long Beach Airport (United States) last Monday. The pilot sustained injuries.
The aircraft, registration N3307E, carried a 40-year-old pilot who reportedly practiced takeoffs and landings, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). At approximately 2:15 p.m. local time, the Cessna 172 crashed into the 2900 block of East Spring Street. This is located south of Long Beach Airport. Several hangars are housed here. Images circulating on social media show that the nose of the machine was down, while the tail was sticking out of the building. As a result, 45 liters of fuel leaked into the building. The fire brigade arrived on site and ensured that the hangar was evacuated an hour and a half later. Fire did not start as a result of the crash. Other commercial flights, including Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines, were not delayed. How the Cessna 172 ended up in the hangar is not yet known.
Pilot to hospital
It is known that the pilot did not escape the crash unscathed. The person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. When firefighters arrived, the person was initially able to walk and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation as a precaution,” said Jake Heflin, a spokesperson for the fire department, live at NBC Los Angeles. He adds that another situation could have ended ‘catastrophically’. “It was fortunate that the incident was not more serious than it seemed.” It is not known how the pilot of the Cessna 172 is doing now.