San Diego – Jets left the runway at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., on Friday as the effects of Tropical Storm Cay were felt across the region.
A spokeswoman said the Navy-contracted plane was about to land at around 1:15 p.m. when it slid off the runway and onto an embankment along San Diego Bay.
Two people were on board and were able to escape from the aircraft after the crash.
Officials said both were taken to a local hospital for testing.
A nearby weather station reported rain and gusts in the area thanks to a tropical storm cay centered about 100 miles south of San Diego.
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Federal agencies investigate the wreckage and determine what caused the plane to overshoot the runway.
Despite intermittent rain and gusts of wind, the Naval Air Station’s runway remained open to both incoming and departing aircraft.
Nearby San Diego International Airport registered a daily record of 0.56 inches of rainfall by mid-afternoon.
Tropical storm cays are rapidly weakening in the cold waters of the eastern Pacific.
Impacts for both Mexico and California are projected to diminish over the weekend.