Catalina Airport. Photo via Wiki Commons
Catalina Airport. Photo via Wiki Commons

A small plane crashed short of the runway at Catalina Airport Sunday, injuring two people.

The plane was a Cessna 172 that crashed about 4:30 p.m. short of the runway at what’s also known as the Airport in the Sky, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Gregor reported that three people were aboard but a deputy at the sheriff’s Avalon Station said there were only two.

Firefighters worked to free a person trapped in the wreckage and tended to another victim that was ejected from the aircraft, according to Ed Pickett of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, who said two helicopters were deployed to assist in the rescue.

Both victims were flown to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, but their conditions were not available, another county fire department dispatcher said.

The single-engine plane had departed from Long Beach, Gregor said.

According to the N number he provided, its registration was pending and listed an address of 5890 E. Belice St. in Long Beach.

— City News Service

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