Crash raises concerns from flight school neighbors
By Miriam Raftery
February 14, 2017 (Ramona) – A Cessna registered to the American Aviation Academy and flying out of Gillespie Field as an instructor/student flight on Sunday crashed onto a mountainside in Ramona, killing Shaira Noor, 21, of Bangladesh. She had been training at the academy for nine months. Noor was in the backseat of the Cessna and was impaled by a tree on impact, which killed her instantly.
Two other occupants survived, climbing to an elevated area and using cell phones to call for help, the Sheriff’s department reports.