On the morning of this Thursday, November 12, at approximately 11:45 am local time, a small plane crashed on cars parked on a street near the Whitman airport in the Los Angeles, California neighborhood of the city in the United States .
The Los Angeles Fire Department immediately responded to the accident in which several vehicles caught fire along with the wreckage.
— LAFD (@LAFD) November 12, 2020
Fortunately, the firefighters were able to control the fire around noon this Thursday and there are still no reports of injured people or fatalities, although some local media claim that the pilot of the plane lost his life.
What happened to the plane?
Although at the moment there is no official information about what could have happened for the plane to fall, the spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Ian Gregor, explained that it is likely that the aircraft was approaching the runway at the airport when it crashed.
It is important to note that although the plane fell near a house and could have been set on fire by the flames or by a possible explosion of the gasoline tanks of the parked cars or of the plane itself, the firefighters managed to control the fire quickly and no residents of the area or passerby were injured.
The exact point where the incident occurred is in the 10600 block of North Sutter Avenue.
#PlaneCrash @LAFD on scene of small plane crash right off the runway in Pacoima, unknown how many souls on board. Fire engulfed several parked cars, no damage to the house. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/YaaqPHN30R
— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) November 12, 2020
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