The Fullerton Fire Department received a call from the Fullerton Airport Tower personnel at 5:59 p.m. today reporting that an airplane had crashed into a hangar. A private single-engine Siai Marchetti SF-260 lost control upon takeoff, veered across the runway striking two parked airplanes on the ground and one airplane taxiing, before coming to a crashing stop into a hangar.
An employee of AFI Flight Training Center quickly responded to the crash and extinguished the fire. Another AFI employee assited the occupants with their escape.
Fortunately the pilot and the passenger sustained only minor injuries and were treated on scene, declining medical transport. The experienced pilot was on a routine flight. The aircraft owned by Air Combat USA sustained major damage.
The FAA responded to the scene. The NTSB will be investigating the accident. The Fullerton Airport is located at 4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue.