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Pilot injured when plane crashes onto Rancho Palos Verdes beach

August 30, 2013|By Kate Mather and Joseph Serna

A pilot sustained minor injuries Friday when a small plane crashed on a Rancho Palos Verdes beach, officials said.

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the Trump National Golf Club in the Portuguese Bend area shortly before 11:45 a.m. after reports of a plane upside-down on the beach, department officials said.

The pilot was the sole person on board.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker tweeted the pilot was "alert & talking."

Television footage showed waves hitting the aircraft as emergency workers examined the scene.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said that the agency had no immediate information.


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