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Plane Collides With Car After Skidding Off Napa Runway

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(CBS Graphic)

NAPA (CBS SF) — Two people suffered minor injuries when a small plane skidded off a runway at Napa County Airport and collided with a car on a nearby highway.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said preliminary information indicates that the single-engine Beech aircraft lost power and made a “gear-up” landing Sunday afternoon.

Fergus said when the plane skidded off the runway it hit the back of a car on Highway 29.

Two people in the car suffered minor injuries. Two people on board the plane were not hurt, though Fergus said the plane suffered “substantial damage.”

The incident is being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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