Biplane Crashes in Santa Rosa California

Monday, April 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

On April 20, 2013, a Boeing A75N1 Stearman took off from Petaluma airport and lost power at 2,000 feet before making a hard landing in a Santa Rosa vineyard near 6500 Jamison Road. Witnesses heard a plane flying low around 10 a.m..

The pilot, Patrick Bell, circled looking for a place to land before finding the vineyard.

The pilot was able to exit the plane under his own steam and although the plane flipped, Bell was uninjured.

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