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.
It's a growing problem throughout parts of the nation - teens turning to common plant seeds as a type of party drug to score a cheap but risky high.
A Point Loma family is hoping to catch a bold thief who walked up to their house and stole their bench.
Hunter Renfroe put the Padres ahead, then Brad Hand held on at the end. And when it was finally over, San Diego had one of its most exhilarating wins during a difficult season.
Some local restaurants are only providing straws upon request.
News 8's Marcella Lee reports from Searsucker Del Mar with more on the movement and a look at the damage the straws can do.
On Wednesday local middle schoolers received an out-of-this world surprise. Students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch took home second place in a nationwide spacecraft design contest. News 8's Shawn Styles reports with more of the big reveal.
City leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss major changes to a park across from the San Diego Convention Center.
A Rancho Bernardo woman shared her frightening ordeal Wednesday - a day after she was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a swarm of bees.