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Plane makes emergency landing at Pomona drag strip

A small aircraft made an emergency landing on the drag strip at Fairplex in Pomona on Sunday, touching down safely with no injuries, county fire officials said.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene about 1:30 p.m. but the aircraft, described as a biplane with a single propeller, landed upright with no damage, fire officials said.

Fairplex is home to the Los Angeles County Fair each fall. The quarter-mile Auto Club Raceway hosts National Hot Rod Assn. and other drag racing events. No one was on the track at the time, officials said.

The fair complex on West McKinley Avenue is about a mile from Brackett Field Airport in nearby La Verne. Details on the plane's pilot and the cause of the emergency landing were unavailable.


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