Courtesy Garden Valley Fire Department


Plane flips on landing at Georgetown Airport

By From page A3 | January 16, 2013

A plane crash at the Georgetown Airport on Jan. 8 flipped a plane but left the pilot, the sole occupant, relatively uninjured.

Mark Hornsby, 53, of Jackson, La., was flying out to visit a friend, Lt. Tim Becker of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said, when he discovered as he was landing that the runway was shorter than he thought.

“One wheel went off the runway,” Becker said, and the plane, a fixed-wing single-engine Van’s Aircraft RV-4, flipped over into the mud beside the runway. He sustained “minor injuries, some cuts to his face,” Becker said.

Hornsby was able to get out of the aircraft by himself and declined any medical attention.

Cole Mayer

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