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Plane Lands on Highway in Penn Valley

You may have noticed a single engine plane parked off of Highway 20 near Penn Valley. It got there yesterday because of an emergency landing. Highway Patrol Officer Marc Morrison says 90 year-old Robert Irwin was flying alone from Willows to his home in Cameron Park when he lost his navigation system.


Listen to Marc Morrison 1

Irwin was able to set the plane down on a grass field adjacent to Highway 20 just west of Cattle Drive.


Listen to Marc Morrison 2

Irwin was not injured during the landing and there was no obvious damage to his plane.

Listen to Marc Morrison 3

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

1 Comment

February 2, 2015

b madsen

All his certificates were revoked by the FAA two months ago.

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