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Light Plane Crashes On Central Coast; Three People On Board Escape Without Injury

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)
A light plane crashed in the Santa Ynez Valley Sunday night, but no one was hurt.

Three people escaped injury when a light plane crash landed on the Central Coast.

The plane went down just after six p.m. Sunday in the Santa Ynez Valley, west of Santa Ynez Airport.  

The single engine aircraft made a belly landing in an agricultural field.  The three people and a dog in the plane were able to get out of the aircraft safely before Santa Barbara County firefighters reached the scene.

Firefighters say the pilot reported some type of mechanical issue before the emergency landing.  Federal investigators are trying to determine what happened.

There's no word on where the plane was from, or its destination.