BORREGO SUN PUBLISHER NOT ON BOARD WHEN HIS PLANE BROKE APART ON LANDING

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East County News Service

June 25, 2017 (Borrego) – A private plane owned by Borrego Sun publisher Patrick Meehan broke apart during what the pilot described as a “nice and soft” landing last week.  The incident forced closure of Palomar Airport for several hours.

Meehan was not on board and there were no injuries.

The FAA is investigating, however loss of landing gear on touchdown is believed to be the cause of the crash landing, the Borrego Sun reports.

Meehan acquired the Borrego Sun in 2009 from the Copley Press.  He has a background in the music business since the 1960s, having served as manager for Elton John and Black Sabbath. He later moved into film production and the music catalog business, as well as chairing a film holding company co-founded by George Harrison, the late Beatles musician.