Sunday, November 21, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: At least 3 dead after plane crashes in the popular Newport Beach "Back Bay." Did you see this crash? Share your thoughts....

What's THE REaction: 
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This is where the Newport Beach "Back Bay" is located, and this is "general area" where the plane crashed on Sunday night.  More specific details are still forthcoming.

Breaking News
By Randy Economy
November 21, 2010
10:10 p.m.

Newport Beach, CA

Horrific news out of the OC tonight. At least three people have been killed when their private plane crashed in the water at the Newport Beach "Back Bay."

Here are some of the details that are coming in from different news agencies and law enforcement groups.
  • The plane was apparently on the way from Mexico to the nearby Torrance Municipal Airport when something went terribly wrong.
  • The plane ended upside down water shallow water of the Back Bay. 
If you are a resident of this area, you know how amazing and beautiful this area of Orange County is during this time of year.  The FAA and NTSB are on the scene.

If you LIVE near this crash, and have any additional information or photos, or video, please feel free to share it with my readers.

You can hit my comment section below, or email me at  As soon as the names of the victims are officially released, I will post them here on my blog. I don't want to speculate on the names of those lost.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families. 
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Back Bayer said...

I heard it come down. Didn't see it, just heard it.

Anonymous said...

I heard the pilot ran out of gas.

RIP said...

Randy, I understand that the plane was registered to a popular real estate executive from Palos Verdes area. I worked with him back in the 1970's.

Thanks for not publishing the name of the victim until it is officially released by the Coroner in Orange County.

This is a tremendous loss for those who knew him.

Anonymous said...

And Russ Urban was a very beloved elementary school teacher to many of the children in Lunada Bay and Cornerstone elementary schools. Often remembered as everyone's favorite teacher, an icon in this area.


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!