Catalina has a notoriously tricky runway that begins at the edge of a cliff, leading some pilots to compare it to landing on an aircraft carrier.
Ernest McCauley, 75, was the pilot of the 1944 aircraft that crashed Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, Connecticut state officials said.
The crash occurred about 7 p.m. March 13 on Runway 25L on March 13,when a North American T28 airplane crashed into a Cessna 152 airplane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot.
The pilot was killed after apparently being flung from one of the two planes that crashed into each other on the runway.
Matt Vecere of Long Beach was aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, his company announced.
Video posted on Twitter showed panicked residents running to a suburban home that was engulfed in flames.
The plane went down at about 12:29 p.m. at the intersection of Sunflower Avenue at Bristol Street, just northeast of the mall and on the city boundary between Costa Mesa and Santa Ana.
A small, single-engine plane crashed just short of the runway at the Catalina Airport Sunday after departing from the Long Beach Airport, injuring two people.
Two men killed in last week’s mid-air crash between two aircraft off the Long Beach Harbor were identified Friday by authorities.
Local authorities have recovered the second plane and third victim in Friday’s mid-air collision between two aircraft near the Long Beach Harbor.