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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273962
Last updated: 22 January 2022
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Date:09-JAN-2022
Time:c. 14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8056L
MSN: 17256256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Whiteman Airport (WHP/KWHP), Los Angeles, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Los Angeles-Whiteman Airport, CA (WHP/KWHP)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On January 09, 2022, about 1400 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172H, N8056L, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Los Angeles, California. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot departed runway 12 at Whiteman Airport on a visual flight rules local flight. Shortly after takeoff, during the initial climb, the pilot initiated an emergency landing and touched down on an asphalt surface highway about 265 feet west of the runway centerline, and about 50 feet beyond the airport’s southernmost perimeter. During the accident sequence, the airplane collided with a railroad crossing arm, and subsequently came to rest on an active northbound/southbound railroad track.

The airplane came to rest with its nose oriented generally to the east. The airplane sustained damage to the forward left fuselage, the left wing and the left wing lift strut. Additionally, the left main landing gear and the nose landing gear had separated from the airplane. Bystanders and law enforcement officers extricated the pilot from airplane. Seconds later, the airplane was struck by a passenger train that was traveling southbound. The train’s engine struck the airplane’s left wing and aft fuselage.

Sources:

https://www.nokiamobilephonenews.co.uk/news/in-a-bodycam-video-the-lapd-saves-a-pilot-from-a-train/#prettyPhoto
https://abc7.com/pacoima-plane-down-crash-metrolink-train-video-of-pilot-being-saved/11447057/
https://www.dailynews.com/2022/01/09/plane-goes-down-near-whiteman-airport-in-pacoima-pilot-pulled-from-wreckage-by-bystanders/
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/01/09/single-engine-plane-goes-down-near-train-tracks-in-pacoima/
https://www.expressnews.com/news/article/Pilot-hospitalized-following-plane-crash-near-LA-16761581.php
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/09/plane-goes-down-near-whiteman-airport-in-pacoima-pilot-pulled-from-wreckage-by-bystanders/
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/2049902/incredible-heroism-cops-save-downed-pilot-second-before-train-smashes-his-plane-to-pieces-see-the-dramatic-footage.html

https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=8056L
https://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/000/016/016915.jpg (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2022 00:02 Geno Added
10-Jan-2022 06:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2022 06:15 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2022 06:57 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
10-Jan-2022 07:40 harro Updated [Category]
10-Jan-2022 07:55 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
10-Jan-2022 07:56 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
10-Jan-2022 07:56 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
13-Jan-2022 06:58 Nomann Updated [Source, Embed code]
22-Jan-2022 00:45 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Category]

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