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Incident Name: Airport

Date Reported: 09/18/2019

Time Reported: 1229 Hours

Incident Location: 6951 Flight Road, Riverside, CA 92505

Ward #: Ward 3 Soubirous

Type of Incident: Alert 3 / Airplane Crash

Incident Number: RIV #19-028033

Control Time: 1255 Hours





Non Injury: 2

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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1


    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 12

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    On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, The City of Riverside Fire Department was dispatched to an Alert 3 (Aircraft Crash) at the Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL).  Firefighters arrived to discover a Beechcraft Airplane upon landing had a landing gear mishap with the two of the landing gears collapsing.  The aircraft veered off of the runway.  There were two pilots onboard, both were non-injured.  A Riverside Police Department Officer was in the area of the Control Tower and witnessed the incident and immediately responded to assist.  There was no fuel leak.  FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident by Riverside Municipal Airport personnel.

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  • AMR
  • FAA
  • NTSB
  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 09/19/2019 0700

    Information Center: 951.826.5321