Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash in Corona

A plane crashed in Corona after noon on Saturday near the Corona Airport

By Nyree Arabian
|  Sunday, Oct 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:54 PM PDT
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Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash in Corona

A 49-year-old pilot of a small plane walked away from a plane crash on Saturday with only minor injuries.

The crash happened after noon at the southern perimeter of the Corona Municipal Airport, said Lt. Neil Reynolds, a watch commander for the Corona Police Department.

Once emergency crews arrived, they found a man, identified as Alan Sinman, of Corona, complaining of pain.

He was taken to a hospital in Riverside where his condition was not immediately known.

Sinman left John Wayne Airport in Orange County, en route to Corona when his Piper Tomahawk lost power, clipped trees and crashed just short of the runway.

He was the only occupant.

The plane sustained moderate damage and the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane crashes, was called in to investigate.

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