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Small plane crashes at Bakersfield Air Park

Small plane crashes at Bakersfield Air Park
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A small airplane crashed Friday at Bakersfield Air Park.

No injuries were reported.

The pilot, 67-year-old William Newsom, of Nevada City, California, crashed his single-engine plane into a fence at the air park. He told officers that he was flying south when he noticed he was too low on fuel.

Newsom declared an emergency and asked to land at Meadows Field, but he couldn't make it and tried landing at the air park, which had a shortened runway that was blocked by construction equipment.

Police said damage to the fence and airplane appear to be minor. The incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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