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East County News Service

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November 10, 2018 (Ramona) -- A small plane crashed into a field west of the Ramona airport shortly before 8 a.m today and caught fire, but fortunately the pilot and a passenger escaped unharmed.

According to Cal. Fire/County Fire Authority, the fire was swiftly doused without spreading to adjacent brushy areas.

The plane reportedly experienced engine trouble after taking off from the Ramona airport, NBC 7 reports.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will investigate cause of the accident.

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