SAN DIEGO- A plane departed a runway at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California on Friday as the impacts of Tropical Storm Kay were felt across the region.
A public affairs officer said the Navy-contracted plane was attempting to land around 1:15 p.m. when it slid off a runway and into an embankment along San Diego Bay.
Two people were on board and were able to escape from the plane after the crash.
Authorities said the two were taken to a local hospital for examination.
A nearby weather observation site reported rain and gusty winds in the area thanks to Tropical Storm Kay, which was centered about 100 miles south of San Diego.
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Federal agencies will examine the wreckage and determine what caused the plane to overrun the runway.
Despite intermittent rain and gusty winds, the runways at the Naval Air Station were open to arriving and departing aircraft.
Nearby San Diego International Airport reported 0.56″ of mid-afternoon rain, a daily record.
Tropical Storm Kay is rapidly weakening over cold eastern Pacific waters.
Impacts on Mexico and California are expected to diminish through the weekend.