2012-02-16 / Front Page

Experimental aircraft crashes

The scorched experimental aircraft that crash landed near White Rock Road Tuesday afternoon is pictured above. Both the pilot and passenger survived. (Dan Tucker| The Gazette)The scorched experimental aircraft that crash landed near White Rock Road Tuesday afternoon is pictured above. Both the pilot and passenger survived. (Dan Tucker| The Gazette)Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, 3:35 p.m. -- Around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon an experimental aircraft that left the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport crash landed high atop a hill several miles down White Rock Road.

Both the pilot and his passenger received scrapes and bruises, but avoided serious injury. The plane caught fire on impact but both escaped. About two acres of grassland were torched before being extinguished by first responders.

Look for more details in this week's Mariposa Gazette.

 

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