A small plane made a rough emergency landing on the campus of Cal State University Northridge Sunday, coming to a rest upside down but resulting in only
A small plane made a rough emergency landing on the campus of Cal State University Northridge Sunday, coming to a rest upside down but resulting in only minor injures, authorities said. (Gene Blevins / For the Daily News)
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A small plane made a rough emergency landing on the campus of Cal State University Northridge Sunday, coming to a rest upside down but resulting in only minor injures, authorities said.

A man and woman inside the plane were able to open the door and climb out of the damaged plane after the landing, which was reported just after 3 p.m. at the university, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

No injuries on the ground were reported.

It initially appeared the pilot of the six-seat, single-engine airplane attempted to make an emergency landing on the athletic field at CSUN but overshot it, Humphrey said. The plane crashed through a chain link fence and ended up overturned just southwest of the intersection of Plummer Street and Zelzah Avenue, at the eastern edge of the campus, across the street from an apartment complex and homes.

No buildings or students at the campus were endangered by the incident, he added.

The plane, a Cessna 206, "departed from Novato, Calif. for John Wayne Airport."

It lost power near Van Nuys Airport and made a forced landing at Plummer and Zelzah, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

"The two people on board sustained minor injuries," he added.

According to an FAA registry, the airplane is registered to a Newport Beach based business called Clipper 29 Uniform LLC.

In addition to the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board was expected to look into the crash, officials said.