RIVERSIDE: Fatal Plane Crash

On Saturday March 16, 2019 just before noon the City of Riverside Fire Department along with AMR and the Riverside Police Department responded to multiple reports of an aircraft down in the City’s La Sierra area. The fatal plane crash was reported at 11:55am on Robinson Avenue near Norwood Avenue. The first arriving engine company reported an aircraft down in the rear yard of a residence. According to authorities, the pilot of the small plane was killed. Inital reports indicated the twin engine plane was flying from Chino to Apple Valley. A woman who live in their area said her small grandson called for her and his mom when he saw the plane low to the ground. The woman says when she looked up she saw the plane do a nosedive then a loud bang. The pilot was the plane’s only passenger. The preliminary investigation indicates the plane might have suffered from engine problems moments before the crash.