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Victims of 405 Freeway Plane Crash Recovering In Hospital

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The couple who were in the small plane that crashed into the 405 Freeway Friday morning are recovering in the hospital. ABC reports the pilot is in "stable but guarded" condition and his wife is in stable condition. The couple were the only people on board the plane when it crashed near the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. The couple has not been identified, and they're recovering at the Orange County Global Medical Center.

The pilot lost power in one engine before the crash, according to the Associated Press. The crash didn't impact anyone on the ground, with the exception of minor damage on a truck that was briefly hit by the plane, according to ABC.

The couple has a positive prognosis for full recovery.