SOURCE: Tower General Contractors Inc.

Tower General Contractors Inc.

January 31, 2011 13:42 ET

Tower General Contractors President Involved in Private Aircraft Accident

Nato Flores Survives Private Airplane Crash in Big Bear Area

SUN CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) -  Tower General Contractors Inc. President Nato Flores was injured yesterday morning when a private, twin-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed after an early morning takeoff from Big Bear City Airport in Big Bear, Calif.

Mr. Flores, the aircraft's only occupant, was transported to a Southern California hospital where he is in critical condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. 

Tower General Contractors Executive Vice President Alex Guerrero is in charge of operations at the firm during Mr. Flores's recovery.

The aircraft, a Piper Twin Comanche registered to Tower General Contractors, developed engine trouble shortly after takeoff at approximately 7:20 a.m. Sunday, according to local press reports, which stated that Mr. Flores' plane was attempting to return to the airport and crashed after it struck the roof of a house located near the runway. 

About Tower General Contractors
Based in Los Angeles, California and founded in 1985, Tower General Contractors is the largest minority-owned General Contractor Company in the county of Los Angeles and one of the leading construction firms in California. The company has 49 employees and currently has approximately $135 million under contract. TGC has a distinguished reputation in construction for key industries including: healthcare, education, entertainment, retail, industrial and defense. Some of the firm's notable projects include: The LAX Theme Building, The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center, The UCLA Astronomy Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Emergency Department, the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Office and The Beverly Hills City Hall remodel. The company provides services in three key areas: pre-construction, general contracting and design/build. For more information, visit the company's website:

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