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1 Injured When Plane Makes Hard Landing in Borrego Springs

At least one person injured when a plane made a hard landing at an airport in Borrego Springs on Wednesday, Cal Fire San Diego said. 

San Diego County Sheriff's Department was called just after 8:40 a.m. to the Ocotillo Wells Airport, a small runway off State Route 78 east of the Anza-Borrego Desert. 

The ultra-light aircraft for unknown reasons made a hard landing, Cal Fire spokesperson Isaac Sanchez said.  

The man inside the plane was injured and an air ambulance had been requested to transport him to the hospital, Sanchez said. 

He was expected to survive his injuries, SDSO Lt. Karla Menzies said. 

Crews with the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District and the Ocotillo Fire Department also responded. 

The Ocotillo Wells Airport is 90 miles east of Downtown San Diego. 

No other information was available.

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