Video Captures Plane Crash at Carlsbad Beach; 12-Year-Old Boy Suffers Head Wound

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A plane crashed in Carlsbad on July 4, 2015, injuring a 12-year-old boy. (Credit: OnScene)

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A small plane crash landed Saturday afternoon on a crowded beach in Carlsbad, and one person was injured, officials said.

A plane crashed in Carlsbad on July 4, 2015, injuring a 12-year-old boy. (Credit: OnScene)
A plane crashed in Carlsbad on July 4, 2015, injuring a 12-year-old boy. (Credit: OnScene)

The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Piper, officials said. The plane, from the Air Ads firm in El Cajon, was towing a commercial banner when it apparently lost power shortly after 3 p.m.

Beach-goers scattered when the plane began descending, but at least two people caught the dramatic crash on video.

The pilot was not injured in the incident, which occurred on the beach near the Encina power plant.

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