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2 injured in small plane crash in Northridge

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NORTHRIDGE (CNS) - A plane crash-landed at a soccer field at Cal State Northridge, injuring two people, a city fire official said.

The plane crash and small fire were reported at 3:09 p.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The single-engine airplane's pilot had radioed into the Van Nuys Airport tower that he was having engine trouble, and tried to land on the soccer field. Humphrey said the plane went down the field, through a chain link fence and flipped.

"He just simply ran long on the athletics field," Humphrey said. The pilot and passenger were able to open a door and climb out of the wreckage.

Twenty minutes after the crash, the man and woman were "sitting in the back of a city fire ambulance, with minor injuries," Humphrey said. The field is west of Zelzah Avenue, and north of Plummer Avenue.

No structures were involved in the fire.

The crash was about five miles northwest of the nearest airport, at Van Nuys.

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