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3 Walk Away From Small Plane Crash Into NorCal Yard

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The damaged Beech 76 Duchess aircraft that crashed in Rio Linda. (CBS)

The damaged Beech 76 Duchess aircraft that crashed in Rio Linda. (CBS)

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RIO LINDA (CBS) – A plane crash-landed Saturday night in Rio Linda but no one was seriously injured.

The incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of West 4th Street.

The small two-engine plane was headed to McClellan Airfield when its left engine failed. The right engine then failed, forcing the pilot to land the plane in a field located four miles northwest of the airport, said FAA spokesperson Allen Kenitzer.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage. All three men who were on the plane suffered minor injuries but were able to walk away from the crash.

The plane, a Beech 76 Duchess, was still in the field Sunday, just short distance away from a home where a family was eating dinner Saturday when it went down.

“They got lucky,” said Joseph Delso Sr., who lives in the home near where the plane crashed. “It’s just amazing nobody was hurt. Everybody walked away.”

It’s possible the plane ran out of gas, but the exact cause of the crash is under investigation.

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