2 injured after small plane flips, crashes along Santa Monica Beach shoreline

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Friday, December 23, 2022
Small plane flips, crashes upside down along Santa Monica Beach
A small plane flipped and landed upside down along the Santa Monica Beach Thursday, according to authorities.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Two people were injured when a small plane flipped and crashed upside down along the shoreline of Santa Monica Beach Thursday.

It happened just after 3 p.m. near Donald Douglas Loop.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot made the emergency landing after reporting engine issues. The agency said the plane had just departed from the Santa Monica Airport.

Los Angeles County lifeguards said two people were extricated and suffered injuries, though details regarding the extent of those injuries were not immediately released. Their current condition is unknown.

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.