Redding Plane Collision Kills Two – According to Redding Fire Battalion Chief Eric McMurtrey, two people lost their lives in a local airplane accident during the night of Thursday, November 15, 2018. The accident involved a small plane and happened close to the Redding Municipal Airport. The identities of the fatally injured individuals had not been reported by Shasta County authorities as of Friday, November, 16, 2018, pending family notifications. The accident remains under investigation by multiple agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration and the Nation Transportation Safety Board. My support and sympathy are sent out to those who’ve lost a person they love due to this tragic event.
Airplane Crash Information
The airplane accident reportedly took place at around 6:30 p.m. Redding Municipal Airport Manager Bryant Garrett stated that a small airplane, which he identified as a Cessna 182, had taken off from the local airfield. Garrett said that the plane, a four-seater aircraft that had been carrying two people, traveled about a mile away from the airport before it crashed. Garrett also said that he did not know if the plane made a distress call prior to the accident.