Man Crashes Car Into Plane At John Wayne Airport

Sunday, Jun 5, 2011  |  Updated 6:11 PM PDT
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Man Crashes Car Into Plane At John Wayne Airport

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An alleged drunk driver crashed his vehicle through a chain-link fence and into a small aircraft at John Wayne Airport late Friday, a Sheriff's official said.

Luis Perez, 56, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after sheriffs responded to a 10:36 p.m. call about the crash, Lt. Jim Englad said.

Perez's vehicle apparently jumped a curb off East Baker Street, cut through the fence and struck the private plane. That plane crashed into a nearby plane.

Though one of the planes began to leak fuel, the crash didn't start a fire and no one was injured, England said.

The incident occurred away from the runways where large commercial planes land and take off.
 

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