Publish date: 20:30 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 20:57 GMT, 12 November 2020
The captain of a small plane was killed after colliding with several parked vehicles in a residential area a few feet from the runway in the Baquima area of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.
Several cars caught fire in the street after it was apparently hit by the plane, according to initial reports
Contrary to initial reports, the Cessna 172 did not crash into the home, KABC-TV reported, and authorities said the pilot was the only person on board.
First responders rushed to the scene near Whitman Airport in the northeast of the San Fernando Valley, KTLA-TV reported by noon local time, firefighters had managed to extinguish the flames
The plane was approaching the runway when it crashed, according to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration.
A person was killed after a small plane collided with a house a few meters from the runway in the Baquima area of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon
A witness took a photo of the billowing smoke a few hundred meters from the crash site.
Video footage taken by news helicopters showed smoke rising from the crash site in front of a house near Pierce Street and Sutter Street.
Whitman Airport is an airport with a narrow runway that caters to small aircraft as well as turboprops and medium airplanes Owned and operated by Los Angeles County
The accident occurred just two months after two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a parking lot at the nearby Van Nuys Airport.
The plane, which crashed off a runway, barely lost cars parked in a narrow space between industrial buildings.
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