Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oceanside Plane Crash Injures 2 People

Two people were injured Saturday morning in Oceanside when a small plane struck a power pole and crashed on the street near Oceanside Municipal Airport. The crash also resulted in a 25,000 gallon raw sewage spill.

The single-engine Cessna Skyhawk crashed at about 10:50 a.m. according to the Federal Aviation Administration, injuring the pilot and his passenger.

Police say the plane was only about 12 feet off the ground when it hit a support pole for overhead power lines about a quarter-mile from the Oceanside Municipal Airport.

The plane sheered off a sewage valve, and 25,000 gallons of sewage were released before it was halted.

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