Cessna lands at El Toro
Airstrip is designated for emergency aircraft landings.
By JENNIFER MUIR
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
IRVINE - A small Cessna that encountered engine problems landed on a runway at the former El Toro Marine Corp base this afternoon, Irvine police said.
The plane, which was reportedly being used for flight training, took off from John Wayne Airport and was circling above Irvine when the engine began failing, Irvine Police Sgt. Jay Ostrow said.
The pilot asked to land at El Toro, which is designated as an emergency landing strip, Ostrow said.
The plane touched down about 12:30 p.m. without incident, Ostrow said. A mechanic was called to repair the engine.
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