STOCKTON (CBS13) – Three people were injured after a World War II-era plane crash-landed in Stockton on Saturday
Authorities said the plane crashed at around 7:30 p.m. into an irrigation ditch in an open field in the area of Roberts Road and Muller Road, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.
The owner of the plane told CBS13 the plane, a B-25 Mitchell, was returning from an event called the Arsenal of Democracy’s 75th Flyover of Pearl Harbor when it crashed.
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Two of the three people on board were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to deputies. The other person did not need hospital treatment.
Investigators said the cause of the crash was a mechanical failure.
Deputies on the scene advised residents to avoid the area.