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No Injuries When Biplane Crashes Upside Down in Calif.



    Small Plane Makes Crash Landing in Highland

    The pilot of a biplane walked away from a crash in Highland. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016. (Published Friday, May 6, 2016)

    Two people aboard a biplane walked away without injuries after their aircraft experienced engine failure and landed upside down on a San Bernardino County field on Friday, officials said. 

    The single-engine Antonov AN-2 landed near 9th Street and Lankershim Avenue in Highland, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department and FAA officials. The bright yellow plane, nicknamed "Big Panda" according to aviation records, has appeared in Southern California air shows.

    Officials said the plane was approaching the San Bernardino International Airport when it experienced engine failure.

    The pilot and passenger aboard managed to get themselves out of the plane after the crash, Capt. Fagar Fowler with the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. 

    No injuries were reported.

    Authorities were asking the public to avoid the area as the plane had downed power lines and several streets were closed to traffic.