SALINAS, Calif.—Two men are hospitalized in serious condition after their single-engine plane apparently struck a power line and crashed into the Salinas River.

Firefighters say the 29-year-old pilot and his 40-year-old passenger were aboard a yellow Citabria plane that crashed Sunday afternoon shortly after takeoff from Salinas Municipal Airport.

Fire Division Chief Kevin Kamnikar says Salinas Rural Fire District responders trudged across lettuce fields and through river muck to get to the victims.

The injured men, whose names are being withheld, are in a San Jose hospital and they are expected to survive.

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