Officials said the pilot of a small plane was killed after it crashed on a suburban street near Whitman Airport in Baquima.
A fiery wreckage of the aircraft and several vehicles occurred at 10600 of Sutter Street. A large cloud of black smoke was seen falling into the sky after the accident.
Initial information indicates that the plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, was approaching the runway when it crashed, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor, who said the pilot was the only person on board.
The Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prang said the pilot was “superior to medical assistance”. No other injuries were reported.
Prang said that at least three cars were damaged in the accident, and an electrode that was cut by the plane led to cutting electrical lines with it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Energy was cutting power to the area to eliminate electrical hazards.
Prang said officials from the Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department and Federal Aviation Administration were at the site, and the National Transportation Safety Board had been notified of the accident. The reason is still under investigation.
The accident happened around 11:45 am, according to the fire department, and by 1:30 p.m., the flames had been extinguished.