Amazingly, No Serious Injuries in Plane Crash in Church Parking Lot

It's not often you walk away from a plane crash without any serious injuries but that's what happened Sunday afternoon in La Mesa.

The Heartland Fire & Rescue Department firefighters responded to a report of a crash of a single-engine plane just after 3 p.m. The plane had crashed into the parking lot ofg Lake Murray Community Church, located at 5777 Lake Murray Blvd. It went through a chain link fence and then down a hill.

Amazingly, the two men on board, both in their 50s, escaped serious injury. One of the men was able to walk up the hill, with help from first responders, to the ambulance. The second man had to be rescued using a stretcher and a rope and pulley system.

The two were taken to Sharp Grossmont Hospital with minor. No one on the ground was hurt.

A captain for Heartland Fire said the pilot did a good job finding a spot to try to land, since the crash could have been much worse. Nearby the church there are several apartment complexes and houses.

(Photo reporting partner 10News)

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