Two people found alive in Joshua Tree National Park plane crash

Legal news for California aviation accident attorneys. Two people were rescued, but in critical condition, following a small plane crash.

Aviation accident attorneys alerts- A plane crash involving a Cessna 172 plane crashed in Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park, CA—A small plane crashed into a remote part of the Joshua Tree National Park while on its way to Palm Springs Airport on Monday, January 18, 2010. The Cessna 172 aircraft took off around 7:30 a.m., and crashed about 10 miles northeast of Palm Springs, as reported by NBC Los Angeles.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriffs office, the Cessna 172, carrying a flight instructor and a student pilot, took off from Roy Williams Airport in Joshua Tree. As the plane was flying at an altitude of about 6,000 nearly 10 miles northeast of Palm Springs, airport officials lost all contact with the aircraft. Late Monday night, after Joshua Tree National Park rangers scoured the area, they found the wreckage in a remote area. The two occupants of the plane were found alive but in critical condition. They were airlifted to a trauma center for treatment of their serious injuries by attending doctors. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the plane was registered to Karen Hausteen. It is currently unknown what caused the plane to crash. It is also unknown if the weather played a factor, since storms were reported in the area. The FAA is reportedly conducting a full investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California aviation accident lawyers.