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Small Plane Crash Lands at John Wayne Airport, No Major Injuries

A small plane crash-landed today at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, authorities said.

It happened at 4:15 p.m., airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson said.

"A Piper PA28-140 aircraft with two passengers on board crash-landed on Runway 20R," Thompson said. "There were minor injuries, no one was transported to the hospital."

There was a small fuel leak as a result which was contained and there was no fire, she said. The Orange County Fire Authority was removing the aircraft with a crane.

"Runway 20R is open and available for use," Thompson said. "Airport is functioning normally, with no impact to scheduled flights."

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