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January 3, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment


From the Fresno Bee:

Officials say a small, vintage airplane has crashed into sand dunes at a California state park near Pismo Beach, and the pilot was killed.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor said the single-engine vintage Luscombe 8A plane crashed under unknown circumstances shortly at about 4 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 2) at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a park in San Luis Obispo County where dune buggies and motorcycles can be ridden on the beach.

Gregor says the pilot was the only person aboard and state fire officials confirm the pilot was killed.

The person's name and details on the plane's registration, ownership and flight plans were not immediately released.

The Luscombe 8A is a two-seat high-wing plane designed in 1937.

Fire officials, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.


From the Tacona News Tribune:

The day-use area and first campground loop at Penrose Point State Park have reopened. State Parks and Recreation made the announcement on Wednesday (Jan. 2).

Work has been taking place since September as the park has gone through a sewer system upgrade.

State Parks officials noted that the trail dump station and boat pumpout are expected to be closed through Feb. 8.

The park is located on the east side of Key Peninsula at the head of Mayo Cove.


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