- Associated Press - Sunday, September 17, 2017

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Two people aboard a small plane escaped serious injury when it crashed onto a street in the Southern California city of El Cajon.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the single-engine Piper P28A lost power while in the air, about a mile away from Gillespie Field Airport in El Cajon Sunday afternoon.

Local fire authorities said two people in the plane suffered minor injuries in the crash and declined medical treatment.

No one on the ground was injured.

The plane struck some power lines before ending up tilted on its side in front of a church. The left wing was broken in half.

Heartland Fire and Rescue spokesman Mark Casey said the plane leaked some fuel after the crash and crews worked quickly to clean it up.

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