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Plane crashes into prison in Norco, killing at least one person

NORCO, CA, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 - A vintage plane crashed into the heart of the California Rehabil
A small plane crashed into the prison yard of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco on Monday afternoon, authorities said. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

A small plane crashed into the prison yard of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco on Monday afternoon, killing at least one person, authorities said.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies received reports of an air emergency in the 1900 block of 4th Street at 12:10 p.m., authorities said.

The plane, a Northrop N-9M aircraft, sustained “substantial damage,” said Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. No injuries were reported on the ground, he said.

Authorities confirmed that at least one person died in the crash but said the number of occupants on the plane remains unclear.

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The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @Hannahnfry

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