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    A single-engine monoplane carrying a banner has crashed into a crowded beach in the seaside resort city of Carlsbad.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A single-engine Piper PA-18 monoplane carrying a banner has crashed into a crowded beach in the seaside resort city of  Carlsbad in the US state of California, local media reported Saturday, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials. 

    The incident took place on Saturday afternoon due to a loss of engine power, FAA Pacific Division Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor said.

    According to NBC 7 San Diego, the aircraft flipped over after landing, injuring a 12-year-old boy with its debris.

    The teen was later transported to San Diego’s Children’s Hospital, media outlet added.

    The 23-year-old pilot on board was safe and sound, according to NBC 7.

    The plane belonged to the firm Air Ads, located in the US city of El Cajon.


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