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Footage of the plane following its crash landing. Photo credit: Screen shot, NBC San Diego.

A light airplane with two men aboard crash landed on the outskirts of Oceanside Municipal Airport Thursday.

Both suffered injuries, one of them severe.

The single-engine Cessna 208B Caravan came down about 12:45 p.m. It fell just short of the runway on the eastern side of the general-aviation airfield, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and Oceanside Police Department.

One of the victims had to be freed from the plane’s damaged fuselage. Paramedics airlifted one to a trauma center in critical condition and took the other to a hospital in a ground ambulance for treatment of moderately serious injuries, police spokeswoman Jennifer Atenza said.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will investigate the accident, said Eva Lee Ngai, a public information officer for the FAA.

NBC 7 reported that the plane belongs to GoJump Oceanside, which offers skydiving services.

– City News Service

Updated at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Feb. 24, 2022