Small plane crashes near Palo Alto Airport after striking power lines

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A pilot is under observation at a local hospital after crashing his plane in Palo Alto Monday afternoon.

The twin-engine, Beechcraft Baron crashed into the wetlands after clipping power lines just before 2 p.m., causing part of one of the wings to fall off.

Look carefully, and you'll see power lines dangling from a transmission tower.

PG&E crews were on the scene shortly afterward.

According to authorities, the pilot was alone in the plane. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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