Sunday, June 10, 2007

Plane lands nose down on Florida beach

A small airplane carrying two people made an emergency landing on Jacksonville Beach on Saturday and landed nose down in the sand, police said. No one was injured.

Emergency landing
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The single-engine plane was returning to a Jacksonville area airfield when it lost power around 5 p.m., Police Sgt. Tom Bingham said. It was forced to land in the sand as beachgoers looked on from a distance.

The impact slightly damaged the plane's propeller and nose wheel.

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