By CBSLA Staff

OXNARD (CBSLA) — A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on an Oxnard street when his plane’s engine failed before it could make it back to the airport.

(credit: Oxnard Police Department)

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The small plane landed safely on Fifth Street, west of Victoria Avenue, at about 7:20 a.m. Sunday.

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Police say the pilot had flown out of Oxnard Airport earlier Sunday morning, but turned around when he started to suspect a mechanical issue. But before the pilot could make it to Oxnard Airport’s runway, the engine began to fail.

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No one was hurt in the emergency landing. The aircraft was later towed back to the airport.