Small Plane Crashes Into Parked Car In LA leaving One Person Dead

A pilot of a small plane was killed when he crashed into a parked car and burst into flames in front of a home as it was arriving at an airport in the northern San Fernando Valley.

Debris from the plane was scattered in the street and nearby yards, but luckily no residents were injured in the crash and fire.

The aircraft also apparently clipped power lines that came down, according to firefighters at the scene. Power was shut off to the area.

Video shows the aftermath of flames and smoke rising in the air in front of a house near Pierce Street and Sutter Avenue. At least two cars burned, and flames spread to trees and bushes.

According to DailyMail

The pilot of a small plane was killed after the aircraft crashed into several parked vehicles in a residential area located just a few feet from an airport runway in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

Several cars on the street burst into flames after the aircraft apparently collided into them just before 11:50am local time, according to initial reports.

Contrary to initial reports, the plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, did not crash into a home, KABC-TV reported. The pilot was the only person on board, according to authorities.

Christina Pascucci, a KTLA reporter, tweeted that seconds before the crash the pilot told the control tower that he lost an engine.

'Hopefully, we'll make it,' the pilot is reported to have told air traffic control. Seconds later, however, he was dead.

First responders rushed to the scene near Whiteman Airport in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, KTLA-TV reported.  By noon local time, firefighters managed to extinguish the flames.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the flames spread to at least one structure.
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