New Details in Back to Back Plane Crashes

New details have emerged about two North County plane crashes.

Stone Froberg’s Cessna 17 crashed into the ocean March 6 west of Oceanside. 

NTSB investigators told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Froberg did not file a flight plan when he left Montgomery Field.  His body was never found.

Another Cessna 172 crashed the next day a few hundred yards from Interstate 5 on Camp Pendleton.  Drivers, along with several Marines, rushed to the rescue of three men.

The plane crash-landed near a helicopter pad by Las Pulgas Road on its way from Orange County to Montgomery Field.

The N-T-S-B found that the pilot, Alan Jacobson, lost power before crash landing onto the base, according to the paper.

The pilot and two passengers were seriously injured.  Witnesses said it was a miracle no one in the plane or on the ground was killed.

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