Long Beach
Fire Department

Fire Headquarters
3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-2500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 06182015
Single Engine Plane Crash at Long Beach Airport
Jake Heflin
(562) 760-6950
Firefighter/Paramedic/Public Information Officer
Long Beach Fire Department
Stephanie Montuya-Morisky
(562) 577-7693
Airport Public Affairs
Long Beach Airport
Aircraft Crashes On the Fence Line at Long Beach Airport.

Pilot Sustains minor injuries.

Operations are running normally after a small aircraft crashed on the perimeter fence at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The single-engine Beechcraft was resting on the fence when Long Beach Firefighters reached the pilot. The pilot who suffered minor injuries was transported to a local trauma center for further evaluation and treatment. A second individual was driving a vehicle that was struck by debris, caused by the incident. He was examined by paramedics and did not seek further medical treatment.

The aircraft accident caused a small aviation fuel leak, which has since been controlled and no longer poses a hazard. The incident occurred southbound Lakewood Boulevard, approximately 300 yards south of Conant.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Lakewood Boulevard north of Wardlow Road and South of Conant remains closed until further notice. The airport is asking passengers to check with airlines if there is any concern about early morning flights. The best access to the Long Beach Airport is via Wardlow Road and Bellflower Boulevard.