Good Samaritans Rescue Passengers in Agua Dulce Plane Crash

The identities of the pilot and passenger were not immediately available.

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    Two people were recovering after their small single-engine plane crashed in Agua Dulce. As investigators worked to find out why the crash did not cause an explosion or fire, two good Samaritans who helped the crash survivors spoke out about the wreck. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014.

    Two people were hospitalized in serious condition after the Cessna plane they were in crashed in Agua Dulce Friday, officials said.

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    Two people are in the hospital with injuries after their small plane struck power lines and crashed near Agua Dulce on Friday. Jane Yamamoto reports from Valencia for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014.

    The single-engine Cessna 152 reportedly clipped power lines and crashed in the desert near Sierra Highway and Shady Lane about 2 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

    Husband and wife John and Paula De Vos said they had never seen a plane crash like this, and shared with NBC4 what they saw.

    "(The male pilot) was laying like, sideways and his legs were wedged under the steering wheel," John De Vos said.

    The couple thought that there was only one person in the plan, but when John moved the man's legs they discovered a female passenger hanging upside down, her body out the door still strapped in a seat belt.

    "She wasn't in very good shape but she was still alive," Paula De Vos said.

    A source close to the investigation tells NBC4 that the male suffered a broken pelvis and the female had many serious injuries, including a few broken bones. 

    The identities of the pilot and passenger were not immediately available. 

    The plane is registered to a Long Beach company, according to FAA records.

    Trina Flick, a nurse in the area, saw the plane crash and helped the victims.

    "I saw a flash out of the side of my eye," she said. "Didn't sound like they hit that hard. It was a fast crash."

    The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

    NBC4's Samia Khan contributed to this report.

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