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Local News in Brief : Airplane Lands on Off-Ramp of Highway in Thousand Oaks

April 15, 1985

One man sustained minor injuries Sunday night when his light plane made an emergency landing on California 23 in Thousand Oaks, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

Frank DeStefano landed his four-seat Piper Cherokee on the Tierra Rejada Road off-ramp of State 23, the spokeswoman said. DeStefano suffered a cut to his nose and was treated at the scene.

The spokeswoman said there was extensive damage to the plane and it could not be flown from the scene. She said Federal Aviation Administration officials would investigate the crash.

There were no other injuries and no vehicles were involved. DeStefano was the only occupant of the plane.

The plane will have to be partially dismantled and removed by truck, the spokeswoman said.

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