By BRIAN ROKOS
The lone occupant of a plane that was forced down by engine trouble near Flabob Airport in Jurupa Valley walked away without injury despite clipping two cars on Thursday, Feb. 4, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department said.
The plane sat along the road with its nose down Thursday afternoon.
The landing was reported at 12:49 p.m. in a field in front of Rancho Jurupa Park near 46th Street and Crestmore Road, said Jody Hagemann, a Cal Fire spokeswoman.
Fuel did not leak and there was no fire, Hagemann said.
The edge of the right wing was torn off. Cal Fire spokesman Rob Roseen said the wing struck two unoccupied parked cars.
The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 150 reported engine failure and landed in an open area just south of the airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The pilot was the only person on board, Gregor said.
The airplane, which was manufactured in 1965, is registered to a resident of New Jersey, FAA records show.