Plane crashes in hills near Lake Elsinore, prompting power outage
By Craig Shultz
A small plane crashed in the hills north of Lake Elsinore around noon Saturday, Jan. 13, prompting a power outage; no one was seriously injured.
The aircraft went down in the hills behind Filly Court in Alberhill, a community north of Lake Elsinore and west of the 15 Freeway, according to a news release from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.
The plane was carrying a flight instructor and a trainee, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The plane’s two occupants were evaluated by paramedics for minor injuries but declined transport to the hospital, according to Hagemann.
A power pole was damaged and will be repaired by Southern California Edison, she added.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to avoid Bosley Lane between Colt Drive and Crilly road until 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, due to of the downed power line.
At least 175 people initially lost power, according to the Edison outage map. At 3 p.m., it showed 37 people without power in the area. Power was expected to be restored at 12:15 a.m. Sunday.
City News Service contributed to this report.