Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Crop Incident
DATE: June 5, 2023
TIME: 16:07

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Downed Aircraft
Location: 1 Mile West off Hwy 99, 1.5 Miles South of Copus Rd
Closest Community: Mettler
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

METTLER, Calif, Monday, the Kern County Emergency Communications Center was notified by CHP of a downed aircraft in an almond orchard. Upon arrival, Kern County firefighters investigated and found the pilot of the downed single engine aircraft had exited the plane unassisted and was not requesting treatment. Appropriate notifications to the FAA and NTSB were made and Kern County Environmental Health was notified due to fuel and pesticide spills.


All further inquiries related to spilled liquids on scene can be directed to KC Environmental Health. Requests for information related to the downed aircraft should be directed to the FAA or NTSB.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E55
Patrols: None
Trucks: T55
Specialty Equipment: Batt5, KPIO, SF3

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

CHP, KCSO, Kern County Environmental Health, FAA, NTSB

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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