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Small plane makes emergency landing on California beach

December 16, 2018
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In this photo released by the Orange County Fire Authority, (OCFA), a small airplane that touched down on Doheny State Beach is seen in the sand Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Dana Point, Calif. The small-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach but no one aboard or on the ground was hurt. The OCFA says the Cessna airplane touched down on the beach Saturday afternoon, on an empty stretch of sand, away from beachgoers. (Fire Capt. Tony Bommarito/OCFA via AP)

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A small-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach, but no one aboard or on the ground was hurt.

The Orange County Fire Authority says the Cessna airplane touched down on Doheny State Beach in Dana Point Saturday afternoon.

The pilot told authorities he took off from John Wayne and was on a leisurely flight when the plane lost power.

Fire Capt. Tony Bommarito said the pilot landed on an empty stretch of sand, away from beachgoers.

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