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UPDATE: CHP releases rescue video of Yuba River plane crash

The pilot suffered minor injuries including a broken ankle and burns.
Credit: Smartsville Fire Protection District

Updated 8:49 p.m.:

The CHP's Valley Division Air Operations released a statement confirming the pilot hit a power lines and conclude with a reminder for pilots:

"This unfortunate event could have been prevented if the pilot had been flying at a safe altitude. Although flying low in canyons can be fun and exciting, cables and wires are very difficult to see and the canyons leave you little room to maneuver."

The CHP also released video of their operation on the scene:

Updated at 2:26 p.m.:

The Yuba County Sheriff's Department reports the plane likely hit a power line. PG&E is at the scene working to restore power to 16 homes. The pilot, Timothy Bennett, was able to get out of the plane. A CHP helicopter took Bennett from the crash site to a waiting ambulance.

This Smartsville Fire Protection District released a photo showing the yellow plane in about three feet of water.

Original story:

A small place crashed into the Yuba River on Sunday morning injuring the pilot.

The pilot suffered minor injuries including a broken ankle and burns, according to Yuba County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Leslie Carbah.

The plane was a single-engine Cubcrafters CC11-160, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor told ABC10. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

The crash happened at about 9 a.m. near Daguerra Point Dam, Carbah said.

The pilot was the the only person onboard.

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