Monday, June 30, 2008

Metro Traffic plane lands on I-80 ramp

A pilot and a traffic reporter Alan Brooks suffered minor injuries when their Cessna 172 crash landed this afternoon crashed in a rock quarry near an Interstate 80 on-ramp in Oakland, according to BCN. The pilot of the aircraft, owned by Flying Vikings based at the Hayward Executive Airport, indicated that the aircraft's engine stalled somewhere over Berkeley. The pilot, a 35-year-old man, suffered minor lacerations to his head and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Oakland fire Capt. Melinda Drayton told BCN. Brooks, 37, works for Metro Networks, a subsidiary of Westwood One that provides traffic-reporting services to KCBS. Brooks declined treatment. The name of the pilot has not been released.

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