Sunday, June 5, 2011

Suspected drunk driver crashes into plane

A Santa Ana man crashed his vehicle through a chain-link fence and into a small aircraft at John Wayne Airport late on Friday, a Sheriff's official said.

Luis Perez, 56, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after sheriffs responded to a 10:36 p.m. call about the crash, Lt. Jim England said.

Perez's vehicle apparently jumped a kerb, cut through the fence and struck the private plane. That plane crashed into another plane.

Though one of the planes began to leak fuel, the crash didn't start a fire and no one was injured, England said. The incident occurred away from the runways where large commercial planes land and take off.

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