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Nobody hurt when plane lands on Southern California street

April 1, 2019
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The pilot, center, of a small plane that made a successful emergency landing on Orange Avenue, talks to investigators in Signal Hill, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2019. Authorities say nobody was hurt when the small plane landed on the street shortly after takeoff from Southern California's Long Beach Airport. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
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The pilot, center, of a small plane that made a successful emergency landing on Orange Avenue, talks to investigators in Signal Hill, Calif., Monday, April 1, 2019. Authorities say nobody was hurt when the small plane landed on the street shortly after takeoff from Southern California's Long Beach Airport. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say nobody was hurt when a small plane landed on a street shortly after takeoff from Southern California’s Long Beach Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Monday that the pilot was the only person on board the Piper PA-28.

Gregor says the plane departed from the airport and landed for unknown reasons on a street about 1½ miles (2.4 kilometers) away.

Television news helicopters showed the plane upright in lanes surrounded by police and firefighters.

The plane is registered to the Long Beach Flying Club and Flight Academy. A representative didn’t immediately have information about the street landing.

The FAA will investigate.

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