Pilot Suffers Minor Injuries in Santa Barbara Plane Crash near Ogilvy Ranch
Santa Barbara, California (February 29, 2020) – A pilot was injured after his small plane crashed in the Santa Barbara backcountry Saturday morning, according to a local news source.
The accident took place at around 10:30 a.m. near the Ogilvy Ranch, which is northeast of Gibraltar Reservoir at the upper end of the Santa Ynez Valley.
As per the report, the plane, a single-engine Piper P-18 Super Cub, was attempting to land on a rustic airstrip at the ranch when it flipped over.
The pilot sustained minor injuries and was airlifted to the Santa Ynez Airport. He was then transported to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, where he was treated and later released.
The name of the pilot was not immediately disclosed.
Authorities said the plane was registered to a Santa Barbara man and was based at the Santa Ynez Airport.
The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Plane accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.