Small plane crashes into hospital in Calif.

July 7, 2011 - 11:14 PM

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a community hospital in central California.

Witnesses told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that the plane took a nose dive and landed partially into the first floor of the building, just a few blocks from the Watsonville Municipal Airport.

The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A fire dispatcher had no word on any possible fatalities.

Witnesses told the newspaper that the plane burst into flames and black smoke billowed into the air.