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It's Not a Bird: No Fatalities After Small Plane Crashes into Santa Monica Home

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A plane crashed into a home in Santa Monica earlier this afternoon, moderately injuring the pilot but not harming anyone on the ground, reports ABC News.

The crash took place at about 3:00 p.m., near the intersection of 21st Street and Dewey Street. The Cessna 172 was attempting to land at the Santa Monica Airport when it began to falter, hitting several trees and a cinder block wall before landing on the garage of the home.

ABC reports that several painters were working on the home but were not hurt, and managed to help pull the pilot to safety and even put out a small fire caused by the crash with a garden hose.

After the crash, the pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. It isn't clear what caused the plane to go down.

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UPDATE: A worker was also injured when the plane crashed, reports Santa Monica Patch.