Plane crash-lands short of runway at California airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a twin-engine Cessna crash-landed just short of the runway at the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte.

El Monte Police Lt. Ernie Cramer says Saturday the pilot was taken to the hospital with a minor head injury. The plane’s co-pilot was not hurt.

Cramer says it’s not yet known what caused the crash or if the pilot was scheduled to land at the airport, which is about 14 miles (22 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles.

The lieutenant says police were called to the airport around 11:15 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified of the incident.

Police have not released the names of the pilot or co-pilot.

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