A small two seater plane made an emergency landing at about 3:30 this afternoon in the 1700 block of Sinton Road near Black Road in the area of the Santa Maria Public Airport.

According to officials on scene two people got out of the plane, both with minor injuries.

"Both are fine with some bumps and bruises," said Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Sgt. Martin Eberling. "The witnesses said they just missed the (electrical) lines."

The plane, an RV9A experimental aircraft, lost power and landed nose first, according to officials. It is likely a total loss, they said. The crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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