The pilot of a small plane escaped with only minor injuries after he was forced to land at a public park in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks.
The single-engine Piper PA24 crash landed a little after 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to the Associated Press, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane was heading from Salinas to Auburn when it experienced engine trouble.
The unidentified pilot tried to get to a nearby airport but didn't make it.
The aircraft lost power and glided into a hard landing, hitting the top of some trees and clipping a parked car before coming to a rest. Some debris from the damaged plane was scattered in the park.
The FAA plans to investigate.###