Cessna crashes into a hangar at Long Beach International Airport

A Cessna 172 landed on a roof of a hangar when practicing touch-and-goes
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A Cessna 172 crashed into a hangar at Long Beach International Airport (LGB), with pictures showing the aircraft stuck on the roof of the building.  

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the pilot was practicing landings and takeoffs at the airport when the accident occurred, according to a report by CBS News.  

The pilot, who was the only person on board the aircraft, was able to walk away from the accident site on the roof but was still medically evacuated following the incident. 

The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) stated that around 45 gallons (170.3 liters) of fuel leaked into the hangar. Fortunately, there was no fire. 

Flightradar24.com data showed that there were a few Cessna 172s practicing touch-and-goes at LGB. Cross-referencing the flight path data with data from Google Maps, and footage shared by local TV stations, indicated that the aircraft could be N3307E, a Cessna 172 belonging to Jeffrey & Weiss Holdings.  

The company manages Pacific Air Flight School, a flight school established in 2017. According to its website, the aircraft is one of the newest additions to its fleet, and comes equipped with a Garmin 430 GPS, as well as the “standard 6-pack flight instrument setup and dual nav/com radios”. 

At the standard rate, the aircraft was available for rent at $179 per hour, with a military discount and block rate dropping down that price to $174 per hour. 

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