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One Dead After Plane Crashes in San Diego Parking Lot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say an 80-year-old woman was killed when a small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center. She was the lone passenger.

The pilot was injured but is expected to survive.

Amazingly, the plane went down late Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot for a Costco and a Target store.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane bounced while landing at a nearby airfield. But a helicopter pilot says he heard the pilot transmit that she had lost power on takeoff.

A police official says the single-engine plane clipped the top of the Target and knocked down a light pole. A city fire spokesman says the aircraft came to halt in a loading dock area away from the main entrances and no cars were around.

The pilot is being praised for guiding the plane to an area where damage was limited.

(Story by: The Associated Press)

 

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