Small plane carrying 17 skydivers crashes in Lodi

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A small plane carrying 17 skydivers crashed in Lodi Thursday afternoon, leaving only the pilot with minor injuries. (KFSN)

A small plane carrying 17 skydivers crashed in Lodi Thursday afternoon, leaving only the pilot with minor injuries.

An FAA spokesman said the single-engine plane experienced engine trouble shortly after takeoff. The plane was forced to make a made a hard landing and clipped a car on the way which caused it to land upside-down in a vineyard.

The spokesperson said nobody on the ground was hurt.

An investigation into the cause is underway.
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