Two San Joaquin County deputies unharmed after small plane crashes in Stockton


STOCKTON (KTXL) — Two San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies walked away from a plane crash Thursday night in Stockton.

A public information officer reports the deputies were training in a 1999 Cessna belonging to the sheriff’s office when they experienced engine failure shortly after taking off from the Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

Around 6:15 p.m., the deputies had to perform an emergency landing just west of the airport in a field along Performance Drive, according to the public information officer.

As they crash-landed, the plane hit a cyclone fence and a diesel truck trailer.

Both deputies appeared to be OK after the crash.

The sheriff’s office public information officer said while the cause of the crash is still unknown, the deputies reported experiencing a “power surge” before the small plane’s engine failed.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have taken over the investigation into the crash.

San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office

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