AVALON (CNS) - A small airplane crashed into the Catalina Channel about six miles northeast of Catalina Island today, and the two people on board were rescued uninjured by a Catalina Express ferry.

Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers said the two persons from the plane were taken to the pier in Avalon by the catamaran ferry that rescued them.

Baywatch Avalon reported to the Coast Guard that neither occupant was injured.

The plane went into the ocean at about 1:15 p.m., and the catamaran ferry Starship Express made the rescue a few minutes later.

Weather conditions were forecast to be good in the channel today, with generally flat seas and light winds.

Posted by Amy King