2 Rescued After Plane Crashes Near Santa Catalina Island

By Andrew Lopez and Kevin LaBeach
|  Saturday, Jan 4, 2014  |  Updated 10:18 PM PDT
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Plane Crashes Near Santa Catalina Island

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Two people were rescued by a ship after a single-engine plane carrying two people crashed near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday, officials said.

A distress signal was put out by a person on the plane when the crash occurred around 1:05 p.m., according to Adam Eggers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The two plane passengers were rescued from the water from an unknown vessel, Eggers said. The Santa Catalina Express catamaran aided the rescue be relaying the distress call to the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard responded with a boat and met up with the ship. Both plane occupants were taken to Catalina Island.

No injuries were reported in the incident.
 

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