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POSTED February 19, 2012 11:08 p.m.

• PLANE, COPTER COLLIDE NEAR RIO VISTA: RIO VISTA  (AP) — Officials say a small plane and a helicopter landed safely after making contact in the air in the Sacramento Delta with both pilots sustaining slight injuries injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the six-seat Beechcraft Bonanza and the two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter collided Sunday near the small Rio Vista Municipal Airport 50 miles northeast of Oakland.

No specifics on the crash were released.

Gregor says the helicopter landed in a field about eight miles south of the airport, and the plane went down short of the Byron Airport where it was trying to land 20 miles to the south.

Gregor says there are no reports of injuries on either the plane or the helicopter, and the helicopter pilot refused medical treatment.

It’s not clear how many people were aboard the two aircraft.



• TEEN IN CUSTODY, 2 OTHERS HURT IN MALL ATTACK: SAN JOSE  (AP) — A 15-year-old is in custody and two other teens hospitalized after what police are saying was a gang-related stabbing at a San Jose shopping mall.

Initially the two teens hurt in the attack at the Eastridge Mall around 7:28 p.m. Saturday were believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries, but San Jose police spokesman Jose Garcia said Sunday they are expected to survive.

Their names and exact ages have not been released.

Two other teens were detained after the stabbings but have not been arrested while police continue to interview what Garcia described as a “lot of witnesses.”

After the incident, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and a handful of other stores were closed and evacuated, but stores in the mall were open again Sunday.



• STORAGE BOX HOLDING 6 TONS OF STEEL DANGLING OVER BUSY SF STREET: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storage box containing an estimated 6 tons of steel is dangling from a skyscraper over a busy street in San Francisco’s Financial District.

Police say a crane was lifting the box to the top of the former Bank of America building on California St. when the crane malfunctioned about 1 p.m. Sunday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that when the crane failed, the storage box was left dangling near the 50th floor, or about 600 feet above the street.

Police have closed several streets to traffic as crews use a manual crank to lift the storage box to the roof



• SAN DIEGO SKYDIVER WHO DIED WAS EXPERT, INSTRUCTOR: PERRIS  (AP) — A San Diego skydiver who died during a contest was an instructor with more than 8,000 jumps and an expert in “swooping,” a dangerous ground- and water-skimming maneuver that he was doing when he was killed, authorities and skydiving experts said Sunday.

Sean Carey, 35, was declared dead at a hospital after the accident Saturday at Perris Valley Skydiving, Riverside County officials said, becoming the seventh person in 18 months to die at the popular skydiving hub.

Facility manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld told several media outlets that Carey was in a swooping contest with 15 others when he failed to pull up in time as he headed toward a pond.

“He accelerated to the pond too low and didn’t come out of the acceleration quickly enough,” Brodsky-Chenfeld told U-T San Diego.

Swooping — also known as canopy piloting — involves skimming just a few feet above the ground and water at speeds of up to 60 mph.

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