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Cop training flight climaxes with crash landing into semi trailer


A training flight took a terrifying turn for two California sheriff’s deputies on Thursday night.

The incident occurred near the Stockton airport around 6:15 p.m.

Two San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office deputies flew a small 1999 Cessna out of the airport as part of a training exercise.

Shortly after takeoff, the plane started to experience engine trouble resulting in a loss of power, according to a spokesperson for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputies were unable to return to the airport and were forced instead to try an emergency landing in a field west of the airport.

During the emergency landing, the Cessna crashed into a cyclone fence and a semi trailer.

Remarkably, no one was hurt during the crash landing.

Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Andrea Lopez told the Stockton Record that “We only have property damage at this point. We are grateful that our deputies are OK. The fence, the plane, the tractor trailer, are all replaceable. Our deputies are not.”

The plane will remain in place crashed with its nose under the semi trailer as investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board arrive on scene on Friday to begin an investigation into the incident.

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Posted by KCRA 3 on Thursday, October 17, 2019

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