FAA investigates plane crash in Sunnyside

<p>Piper Cherokee</p>

Piper Cherokee

A pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries when their single-engine aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon at South Hill Park in Sunnyside.

When police officers arrived around 12:30 p.m., they observed the 1963 Piper Cherokee had crashed into the outer fence surrounding the parking lot area of the park.

Damage to the aircraft was extensive.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now investigating.

Witnesses stated that they observed the aircraft hit some power lines that cross Interstate 82 near exit #67.  The plane then made an attempt to land in the parking lot of South Hill Park where the plane left the parking lot area then crashed through a fence and came to rest inside of a field which is private property.