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Small Plane Crashes Short Of Buchanan Airport In Concord

CONCORD (CBS SF) -- Concord Fire Department officials report that there were no injuries Friday afternoon when a small plane made a crash landing in an intersection near Buchanan Field.

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Wreckage of a small plane at the intersection of Solano Way and Marsh Dr. in Concord, May 26, 2017. (Frank Cabrera)

The crash happened at about 2:45 p.m. Friday on Solano Way next to a car dealership, fire officials said.

The plane was missing a wing and up against a light post at the corner of the intersection of Solano Way and Marsh Drive.

Originally it was reported there were no injuries, but the pilot was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. There was no immediate word on the pilot's condition.

Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the single-engine Glastar was returning to Concord due to a mechanical problem and crashed short of the runway outside the airport.

The pilot was the only person on board, said Gregor.

Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.


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