- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) - The FAA says a small plane has crashed in the Southern California desert, injuring the pilot and passenger.

Agency spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Cessna 152 struck power lines and went down around 2 p.m. Friday in Agua Dulce, about 45 miles north of Los Angeles.

The wreckage is a few miles from an airport but it wasn’t immediately known whether the plane had taken off from or was landing there.

Televised news reports showed the single-engine plane nose-down against some trees and rescuers taking two people to an air ambulance. The victims were flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.