2 hurt when skydiving plane lands short of Oceanside airport runway

A skydiving plane crashed near Oceanside Municipal Airport on Thursday.
(Charlie Neuman / For the San Diego Union-Tribune)

A skydiving plane with two people on board crash-landed short of the runway at the Oceanside Municipal Airport early Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Oceanside Police Department said.

The hard landing happened in the area of SR-76 and Foussat Road just after 12:45 p.m., the Police Department tweeted. Police and fire crews responded.

Two people on board were taken to hospitals, police tweeted, but did not say how serious their injuries were.


The crash happened in a field just short of the east end of the airport, spokeswoman Jennifer Atenza said.

Atenza said no streets were shut down, but police are asking people to avoid the area, citing concerns of any potential fuel leaks.

The airport sits just north of state Route 76 and west of El Camino Real.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate the plane is a turbo-prop fixed-wing Cessna.


3:10 p.m. Feb. 24, 2022: This story was updated with further information.