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Monday, Aug 26 2013 08:19 AM

One injured in Tehachapi plane crash

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Emergency crews survey the wreckage of a downed Piper Cherokee plane that crashed near Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport Saturday. Photo by Nick Smirnoff/Contributor

A Piper Cherokee airplane lays in a field near Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport after crashing shortly after takeoff Saturday. Photo courtesy of Kern County Fire

A four-seat Piper Cherokee airplane carrying a pilot and two passengers crashed shortly after taking off from Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport on Saturday.

It it appears there were no major injuries or deaths, although officials said one might have had a few fractures.

Kern County Fire Dept. spokesman Leland Davis said the plane went down at around 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 24, in a field in the 17000 block of Dugan Drive, crashing behind a house approximately one mile from the airport.

Names of the crash victims were not available, but authorities said the plane was registered to a 37-year-old man in Prescott, AZ.

The incident was turned over to federal investigators.



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