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Three Southern California teens hurt in Mexico plane crash

June 4, 2012 |  6:38 pm

Three teenagers from Southern California working as volunteers for a humanitarian group were injured in the crash of a small plane in Mexico over the weekend in which the pilot was killed, according to news reports.

Injured were Liam Guzman, 15, of Redondo Beach; Hayley Brown, 18; and Julia Tower, 17. Brown and Tower are students at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad.

The three were volunteers for Liga International, also known as Flying Doctors of Mercy. The pilot, identified as John Frederick Slater, 50, a businessman from Tempe, Ariz., was killed, according to the Associated Press.

The crash occurred Saturday in the state of Sinaloa when the Cessna hit power lines. The Flying Doctors of Mercy set up medical, dental and optometric clinics in Latin America.

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