Plane crashes into river; Two injured

February 23, 2009 10:29:40 AM PST
A small airplane crashed into a river in unincorporated Monterey County on Sunday afternoon, sending two people to a local hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

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The plane reportedly crashed at about 3:50 p.m. in the Salinas River between River Road and Spence Road, according to the sheriff's office.

The California Highway Patrol and CALSTAR located the crash site and directed incoming emergency personnel into the area.

Shortly afterward, sheriff's deputies and medical personnel were able to make their way to the two patients, who were airlifted to hospitals in San Jose for treatment.

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