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Two injured as airplane crashes into storage yard near San Bernardino airport

February 7, 2011 |  1:55 pm
Plane Crashes into Storage Facility in San Bernardino

A twin-engine airplane carrying two people crashed late Monday morning near San Bernardino International Airport, officials said.

The pilot of the plane, a Beechcraft Baron, reported a problem shortly before it crashed into an RV storage yard about half a mile southwest of the airport, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and a passenger were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, Gregor said. He said he was unsure about the extent of their injuries.

The names of the pilot and passenger have not been released, although Gregor said the plane was registered to a San Luis Obispo resident and that it had departed from San Luis Obispo earlier in the day.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident along with the FAA, he said.

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Photo: KTLA News

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