Small plane crashes onto Carlsbad beach

A small plane that may have been towing an advertising banner crashed into the ocean and ended up on a beach in Carlsbad on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Jason Koons)

A small plane towing an advertising banner crashed onto a beach in San Diego County on Saturday.

The single-engine Piper PA18 lost engine power shortly after 3 p.m. and landed on Tamarack State Beach in the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

Pictures showed a single engine plane upside down on the beach. The pilot was not injured, FAA officials said. Police said a teen was hit by the plane and was taken to Rady Children's Hospital with minor injuries, ABC affiliate KGTV reported.

The FAA will investigate the crash.
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