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Cessna landing: All the passengers in the plane survived with minor injuries. Photo via Twitter/San Marcos Fire
All the passengers in the Cessna aircraft survived with minor injuries. Photo via Twitter/San Marcos Fire
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Cessna makes emergency landing on San Marcos street

SAN MARCOS — A Cessna aircraft made an emergency landing Saturday at an intersection in San Marcos.

The plane landed at the intersection of South Rancho Santa Fe Road and Melrose Drive, hitting a car in the process, around 6:15 p.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department tweeted. A vehicle’s dashcam video of the emergency landing quickly circulated on social media shortly after the event (video below).

All the passengers in the plane and the car were evacuated safely and were being treated for minor injuries, the department reported. The number of people involved was not immediately known.

The intersection of South Rancho Santa Fe Road and Melrose Drive was temporarily closed according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department reported at 10:47 p.m. the street was reopened.

Dashcam video of the emergency Cessna landing is below:

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