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Small plane crash lands upside down, pilot survives

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An investigator shines a flashlight on a single-engine plane that crashed in the front yard of a home in Glendale, Calif., home.

A Cessna 210 crashed in front of a Glendale, Calif., home Monday night, tearing down power lines and cutting electricity to surrounding homes, authorities said.

The fixed wing single-engine plane, registered to a man in Moreno Valley, landed upside down on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road near Grandview Avenue about 8:30 p.m.

As of 11 p.m. Monday, about 1,600 homes in the area were without power.

The pilot, a 55-year-old man, was treated on the scene complaining of shoulder pain and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, according to aerial communications.

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No other injuries or victims were reported.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, told air traffic controllers that he would try to land at Van Nuys Airport after noticing engine trouble, according to Ian Gregor, with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Pacific Division.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the incident.

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