A small plane crashes near Oceanside Municipal Airport on Aug. 5. The pilot and passenger were able to walk away with minor abrasions. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department
A small plane crashes near Oceanside Municipal Airport on Aug. 5. The pilot and passenger were able to walk away with minor abrasions. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department
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Small plane crashes in Oceanside, no injuries

OCEANSIDE — On Aug. 5 at 11:22 a.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers received several phone calls regarding a plane crash near the Oceanside Municipal Airport. Officers arrived and found the pilot Lance Murray and his passenger Daniel Harabagiu. Both were able to walk away from the crash with minor abrasions.

Murray said essentially he was headed toward the Oceanside Municipal Airport for a landing. The plane lost power and he tried to control the plane the best he could. The plane crashed in a field just north of state Route 76 and just east of Foussat Drive. There was no fluid spill and no fire. No one on the ground was injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal aeronautics Administration were both notified.

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