Small Plane Takes Wrong Turn at Bob Hope Airport

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This Mitsubishi Twin Engine Prop Plane wanted to leave Bob Hope Airport but in the pilots haste he made a wrong turn and ended up on a Service Road meant for cars, trucks and emergency equipment. The plane was stopped parallel to Vineland near the end of runway 8. A full Alert 2 was called but it turned out to be an incident not an emergency.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

This twin engine turbo prop Mitsubishi founds itself on a service road instead of a taxiway Thursday afternoon, prompting an Alert 2 to be called at The Bob Hope Airport.

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The plane was tugged back to Atlantic Aviation, with it’s pilot and passenger. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The pilot stated that he made a mistake in his haste to leave Bob Hope Airport and got confused and ended up on the service road that runs around the west end of runway 8 along Vineland Avenue. The service road is used for cars,  trucks, and emergency equipment… but not planes.

There were no injuries and the pilot and his passenger were pulled back to Atlantic Aviation via tug.

The Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena Airport Authority Fire Department along with Airport Police responded and said this is going to be considered an incident not an accident.

 

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The plane was tugged back to Atlantic Aviation, with it’s pilot and passenger. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)