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Pilot and passenger of small biplane suffer injuries in crash landing in Oceanside


Last updated 8/5/2014 at Noon

OCEANSIDE - The pilot of a small biplane and his passenger suffered superficial injuries today during an emergency crash-landing in a field in northern Oceanside.

The Pitts S-2B aircraft, which had departed from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, lost engine power shortly before 11:30 a.m. during an approach to Oceanside Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane came down in a brushy open lot just north of State Route 76 and flipped over, coming to rest upside down, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

Both men aboard the aircraft were able to get out a...

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