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Feb 17, 2010 11:57 AM

FAA confirms small plane crashes into East Palo Alto home

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Emergency crews are at the scene of a small plane crash in an East Palo Alto neighborhood.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says a Cessna 310 crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from the Palo Alto Airport at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. The crash site is just northwest of the airport.

Witnesses say the plane may have clipped some power transmission lines. Residents are reporting power outages in the area.

Gregor says the plane had been headed to Hawthorne in Southern California.

There's no immediate word on injuries or damage.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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