Two people were injured after a small banner-towing plane crashed on a packed California beach yesterday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Associated Press that "the single-engine Piper PA18 lost engine power and hit the beach in Carlsbad after 3 p.m."

The plane flipped over after landing.

An official with the Carlsbad Police Department said the 23-year-old pilot was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

The Associated Press reported that a 12-year-old boy on the ground suffered minor injuries and was taken to a children's hospital in San Diego. 

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