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Plane Crash in Pacoima Kills Pilot



A pilot was killed when his small plane crashed on the 10600 block of Sutter Avenue near Whiteman Airport in Pacoima Thursday morning.

Details:

The aircraft was a single-engine Cessna 172; it crashed as it approached the runway damaging three cars, per the LA Times.

  • The crash occurred just before noon, causing a large plume of dark smoke.

  • The pilot was the only person on board, and an LA Fire Department spokesperson described the lone victim as "beyond medical help."

  • Utility workers shut off electricity to the area due to the electrical hazard.

  • The FAA is investigating the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board, which will determine the probable cause, per AP.