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Downed pilot rescued from Glendora ravine

A small plane crashed Monday afternoon in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains above Glendora, prompting a daring helicopter rescue of two men onboard.

January 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A small plane crashed in the hills above Glendora Monday at 3:50 p.m.

The plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, crashed into a ravine, landing upright.

The pilot was rescued by L.A. County firefighters. He was hoisted into a rescue helicopter.

The crash occurred near Sierra Madre and Barraca avenues near St. Lucy's Priory Girls High School.

A second patient was also rescued, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Both patients were transported to L.A. County-USC Medical Center. The two injured were not identified.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.