Catalina Island News

Small Plane Crashes at Catalina Island Airport

Catalina Island Conservancy

A small single-engine private aircraft crashed Sundayafternoon, November 29th,while attempting to landat Catalina Island’s Airport In The Sky.  The incident occurred around noon. According to airport personnel, the plane ran off the end of the runwayand ended up upside down on the adjacent hillside.  Of the four passengers on board, threewere transported to Catalina Island Medical Center, with one reporting back and neck pain, and two reported as having only minor injuries.  The fourth passenger was not injured.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire departments, City of Avalon Fire Department and Catalina Island Conservancy Rangers all responded to the scene.  The Catalina Island Conservancy operates the airport.“We would like to thank all the various agencies who responded to yesterday’s incident and our thoughts to the people in the aircraft,” said Tony Budrovich, chief operating officer for the Catalina Island Conservancy.

For additional information, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire departments.

About Catalina Conservancy
Formed in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy is one of California's oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land and more than 60 miles of rugged shoreline. It provides an airport and 50miles ofbikingand nearly 150 miles of hiking opportunities within its road and trail system. The Conservancy conducts educational outreach through two nature centers, its Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and guided experiences in the Island’s rugged interior. Twenty miles from the mainland, the Island is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological sites. It also contains numerous rare and endangered animals and plants. The Island is home to 60 species –and counting –that are found only on Catalina. For additional information, please