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.
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.