Small plane crashes in Santa Maria field

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Small plane crashes in Santa Maria field

Small Plane Crashes in Santa Maria

Pilot and Passenger Uninjured

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A small, single-engine airplane crashed southwest of the Santa Maria Airport at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The plane's pilot and passenger walked away from the wreck uninjured.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the plane—an RV9A experimental aircraft—lost power and came down in a field near the 1700 block of Sinton Road. The FAA has been notified and is investigating the incident.

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