- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) - Riverside County sheriff’s officials say a 60-year-old man is expected to survive after crash-landing a single-engine plane in the Coachella Valley.

Authorities say the Cessna crash-landed late Sunday about eight miles east of the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport near Thermal.

Deputies made contact with the pilot via cellphone and rescuers using GPS coordinates found him about an hour later.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday (https://lat.ms/2hieNGt ) that the Colorado resident was found conscious with injuries to his head and face. He was hospitalized and is expected to survive.

The cause of the crash-landing is under investigation.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/


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