Small Plane Goes Down at Fair Oaks Park

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Metro Fire says a small plane went down Thursday afternoon at a park in Fair Oaks.

The single-engine craft was found on its belly in a soccer field in Phoenix Park. Metro Fire says the pilot was able to walk away from the hard landing with only minor injuries.

Phoenix Park is along Sunset Avenue in Fair Oaks, and is surrounded by homes.

According to the FAA, the plane was Auburn-bound from Salinas. The pilot tried to divert to Mather Airport before making the hard landing in the park.

The 49-year-old pilot is said to have 20 years of flying experience. Firefighters say he did great, given the circumstances.

Phoenix Park is named after Phoenix Field, a small airport that used to occupy that space.

Ian McDonald contributed to this report.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't miss

Latest News

More News