IRVINE (AP) — A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base.

The Orange County Fire Authority says a Cessna carrying two men was heading from Long Beach to Palomar Airport in Carlsbad when the pilot reported engine trouble Thursday afternoon.

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The pilot set the plane down at the Great Park on a runway that used to be part of the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The base was decommissioned in 1999.

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Authorities say the men were dehydrated and were given water but otherwise were unharmed.

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