BREAKING NEWS: Pilot is killed after small plane crashes into parked cars in residential neighborhood close to airport runway in northeastern Los Angeles
- Small plane crashed into parked cars near Whiteman Airport in Los Angeles
- Aerial footage from the scene shows billowing smoke and two cars on fire
- At least one person was killed in the crash, which was near an airport runway
- Initial reports identified the fatality as the aircraft’s pilot
- FAA says initial indications are aircraft was approaching runway at Whiteman
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 afternoon.
Several cars on the street burst into flames after the aircraft apparently collided into them, according to initial reports.
Contrary to initial reports, the plane did not crash into a home, KABC-TV reported.
First responders were rushing to the scene near Whiteman Airport in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, KTLA-TV reported.
The aircraft was approaching the runway when it crashed, according to preliminary information released by the Federal Aviation Administration.
One person has been killed after a small plane crashed into a home a few feet from an airport runway in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon
A witness took a photo of the billowing smoke a few hundred yards away from the crash site
Smoke is seen billowing in a residential neighborhood in the northeastern San Fernando Valley
Video footage shot by news helicopters showed smoke billowing from the crash site in front of a home near Pierce Street and Sutter Avenue.
At least two cars appeared to be on fire.
The crash took place just two months after two people were killed when a small plane slammed into a parking lot in nearby Van Nuys Airport.
The plane, which crashed just off a runway, barely missing parked cars in a narrow space between industrial buildings.
This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.