Monday, February 7, 2011

An unusual airport: Pier J

Ron Brisson, principal construction inspector at the Port of Long Beach, sent us photos and this story:

"I remember as an inspector assigned to the Pier J landfill project, an emergency landing made by the Catalina mail plane. This occurred in the summer of 1989. The event helped spur talk of putting the Long Beach Airport out in the Harbor."

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1 comment:

Lee Peterson said...

That's an excellent bit of history, with photos to prove it. I'll mention that on my harbor cruises this year.