One woman was killed and another was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when a small private plane clipped the roof of a Kearny Mesa Target store near Montgomery Field and then crashed into the parking lot of the Costco Business Center on Othello near Convoy.
The plane, a Mooney M20, crashed about 5:30 p.m. after an attempted landing at the nearby airport. Paramedics rushed the pilot, a woman in her 50s, and her passenger, believed to be 80, to a trauma center for treatment of major injuries. The older woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Two people on the ground suffered minor injuries helping get the women out of the plane. One was taken to a hospital, while the other was treated at the scene.