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Plane hits power lines, crashes near Bakersfield

A map indicates the area near a corn field on Old River Road and Bear Mountain Boulevard in Bakersfield where an ultra-light type aircraft crash landed on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (Google maps)
August 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An aircraft carrying two passengers hit multiple power lines Saturday causing the aircraft to crash land in a corn field near Bakersfield.

The pilot and the passenger managed to walk away from the accident uninjured.

Kern County fire officials responded to a report of a plane down near Old River Road and Bear Mountain Boulevard at around 12:15 p.m.

The ultra-light type aircraft reportedly hit multiple high voltage power lines, knocking over power pole and causing damage to four additional poles.

Responding crews found the aircraft on fire and shortly extinguished the blaze.

Officials said nearly 400 PG&E customers temporarily lost power Saturday following the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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