2 injured after small plane flips, crashes along Santa Monica Beach shoreline

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Friday, December 23, 2022
2 injured after small plane flips, crashes along Santa Monica Beach
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Two people were injured when a small plane flipped and crashed upside down along the shoreline of Santa Monica Beach Thursday.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were injured when a small plane flipped and crashed upside down along the shoreline of Santa Monica Beach Thursday.

It happened just after 3 p.m. near Donald Douglas Loop.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot made the emergency landing after reporting engine issues. The agency said the plane had just departed from the Santa Monica Airport.

AIR7 HD was above the scene as crews worked to move the single-engine Cessna 150A from the shore. Video obtained by Eyewitness News shows the moment the plane crash landed.

Los Angeles County lifeguards said two people were extricated and suffered injuries, though details regarding the extent of those injuries were not immediately released. Their current condition is unknown.

AIR7 HD was above the scene as crews worked to move the single-engine Cessna 150A from the shore.

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