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Driver faints, crashes into parked planes at Gillespie Field

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A truck rests again one of the small plane it hit at an airport in El Cajon, Calif. Wednesday Nov. 25, 2009. The driver of the truck passed out behind the wheel of his truck, sending the vehicle crashing through a fence and into a row of parked planes. A truck rests again one of the small plane it hit at an airport in El Cajon, Calif. Wednesday Nov. 25, 2009. The driver of the truck passed out behind the wheel of his truck, sending the vehicle crashing through a fence and into a row of parked planes.

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police say a California man passed out behind the wheel of his truck, sending the vehicle crashing through a fence and into a row of parked planes at an airport in El Cajon.

Police say a 57-year-old man was driving with his chocolate Labrador just after 4 p.m. Wednesday when he fainted and crashed through a fence near Golden State Flying Club at Gillespie Field. When he woke up, his truck was underneath a Cessna.

Two 152 Cessnas were destroyed and a third plane was slightly damaged. The man and his dog appear unharmed.

Police do not believe alcohol or any other drugs were involved. The crash remains under investigation.

Damage to the planes and fence is estimated at $200,000.

The airport is about 10 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. No airlines operate from Gillespie Field.

 

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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