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Pilot hospitalized after plane crashes in El Cajon neighborhood near Gillespie Field

Pilot hospitalized after plane crashed in El Cajon neighborhood near Gillespie Field
Posted at 7:10 PM, Apr 28, 2024

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) — One person has been hospitalized after an aircraft crashed in El Cajon, near Gillespie Field, on Sunday night, authorities said.

The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Lily Avenue, according to the Heartland Fire Department. Officials said the plane reportedly encountered engine problems and clipped power lines as it descended.

The pilot told authorities the plane also lost oil pressure before the crash.

The pilot was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening. Authorities said no other injuries were reported, and no residential structures were damaged.

As of now, the cause of the crash remains unknown, and investigations are ongoing.