Update: Two Men in Stable Condition After Tuesday Plane Crash

Plane missed runway at Concord's Buchanan Field for unknown reasons.

A passenger and pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord Tuesday are recovering from their injuries and are listed in stable condition, a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Wednesday

Sheriff's office spokesman Jimmy Lee said the two crash victims, a 67-year-old man and a 77-year-old man, are stable after suffering moderate to minor injuries.

The pair was inside the plane when it crashed in a grassy area, missing one of the airport's northern runways around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said that just before the crash, the pilot declared an emergency and tried to return to the airport.

The plane was badly damaged and the two men were taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek to be treated for their injuries.

The National Transportation Board is now investigating the cause of the incident, Gregor said.

- Bay City News.


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