ROUGH LANDING FOR SMALL PLANE AT GILLESPIE FIELD AIRPORT

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May 2, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from El Cajon responded to reports of a plane crash at Gillespie Field Airport.  As firefighters arrived on scene they found that a single engine Cessna had landed without its’ landing gear, sliding to a stop on the runway.

There was no fire, only minor damage to the plane, and no injuries to the lone male pilot on board. The cause of the crash is now being investigated.

The runway was temporarily closed until the plane could be towed off the runway.