Friday, March 25, 2016

Incident occurred March 25, 2016 at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), Los Angeles County, California

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Authorities arrested a man who pushed his way through a secure gate at the Van Nuys Airport and crashed into a parked aircraft Friday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m., a suspect went through a locked security gate on the east side of the airport. The driver went across the field, heading west, and then hit a parked single-engine aircraft.

The man stopped at that point and airport police detained him for questioning. Authorities said he appeared disoriented. He was then arrested and turned over to Los Angeles police.

No injuries were reported. The plane and gate were damaged, but it was unclear to what extent.

Airport manager Jess Romo said the incident was not terrorist oriented. No further information was immediately available.

Original article can be found here:

A pickup truck crashed through a locked perimeter fence at the general aviation Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles and struck a parked small plane.

Airport manager Jess Romo says no one was injured the 10:30 a.m. Friday incident and the driver was quickly arrested by police.

Romo says the driver was described as appearing to be disoriented.

The airport manager says the pickup crashed through the perimeter on the east side of the airport and continued west, crossing both parallel runways before hitting a single-engine propeller plane. Romo says he's not aware of any flights being affected.

Both the truck and plane were damaged.

Serving private, corporate and government aviation, Van Nuys Airport is located in the San Fernando Valley. It has more than 217,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

Original article can be found here:

A person driving erratically rammed a pickup truck through a fence at Van Nuys Airport and struck a parked aircraft on Friday, officials said.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. after reports of a person who was driving on the service road at the airport, located in the 16000 block of Sherman Way, according to Jess Romo, manager of the Van Nuys Airport.

The driver involved gained access through an unauthorized perimeter gate and pushed through, Romo said. The driver then sped across the other side of the aiport and struck an aircraft.

The driver, who appeared disoriented, was detained after gaining entry, Romo said.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. Authorities were investigating the collision. 

No injures were reported.

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