Posted: Jul 7, 2011 10:26 PM by Gene Cotton
Updated: Jul 7, 2011 10:28 PM
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a community hospital in central California, killing two people on board the plane.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine plane crashed into an office building at the hospital shortly after takeoff from nearby Watsonville Municipal Airport around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Lunsford says there were no injuries or fatalities on the ground.
Witnesses say the plane took a nose dive and landed partially into the first floor of the building.
A dispatcher with the Watsonville Fire Department says no evacuations have been ordered from the hospital.
Watsonville is about 90 miles south of San Francisco.