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The unidentified pilot and passenger from a light plane huddle together on the far bank of the East Branch of the North Fork of the Feather River. The plane went down this morning at Indian Falls. Photo courtesy of the CHP.

Plane goes down in river

A light plane came down and landed in the North Fork of the Feather River near Indian Falls this morning Friday, May 18.

Highway 89 near Indian Falls has controlled traffic and delays in both directions as emergency crews deal with the aircraft.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the yet unidentified pilot and passenger were able to get out of the aircraft. Their injuries are unknown at this time.

CHP public information officer Eric Logan said that a small amount of fuel is leaking into the river, requiring yet more emergency crews at the scene.

The incident is under investigation. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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