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Plane's Crash Landing Under Investigation

The pilot, Alan Sinman, 49, of Corona, was the sole occupant of the airplane.

An investigation continues into why a single-engine airplane lost power Saturday and crashed while landing at Corona Municipal Airport, a police lieutenant said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be launching its probe into the Piper Tomahawk airplane that clipped some trees at the southeast area of the runway before crash landing into a dirt field, Corona Police Lt. Neil Reynolds said.

The pilot, Alan Sinman, 49, of Corona, was the sole occupant of the airplane that Reynolds said had moderate damage. Sinman had departed from John Wayne Airport en route to Corona Airport, Corona police Chief Michael Abel said.

Sinman was taken to Kaiser Riverside Hospital after complaining of pain, Reynolds said.

The crash was reported at 12:11 p.m., the lieutenant said.

Budd Newcomb October 16, 2012 at 03:11 AM
That aircraft has a excellent glide ratio. To make a comment I would have to know where and at what alitude he lost power. Personally I have had three forced landings due to engine failure and one was at under 500 feet during my second solo flight when a piston colapsed. Budd Newcomb

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