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Banner-towing Cessna 150 J crash-lands at Surfside beach

SURFSIDE - One ad message made an unexpected splash Friday July the 4th when a banner-towing plane crash-landed just off Surfside beach, resulting in minor injuries to the pilot but none to those on the ground.

In one of the more unusual public safety incidents on the Fourth of July holiday, the single-engine Cessna 150 J lost power before it ditched about 100 feet off the beach adjacent to the gated community around 3:55 p.m.

Seal Beach lifeguards pulled the pilot from the water a few minutes later. The lone pilot was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

The orange-and-white plane, damaged on the bottom part of its nose, was pulled from the water by a tractor around 4:30 p.m., said Sgt. Steve Bowles of the Seal Beach Police Department.

Bowles said the mild outcome was fortunate given the busy Fourth of July holiday.

"It was a miracle that he didn't have more s

Added: Jul-15-2008 
By: beck64
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Tags: banner-towing, plane, cessna 150 j, crash, accident, landing, beach, surfside, caught, cam, tape, injured, wounded, lifeguard, pilot, mishap, oops
Location: Surfside, California, United States (load item map)
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