Fatal Plane Crash at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima
PACOIMA, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) – A 60-year-old flight instructor died and a 12-year-old boy was critically injured Monday when a small plane crashed and burned at Whiteman Airport, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The crash took place about 5:10 p.m. when the Cessna 150L crashed into a building at 12653 W. Osborne St., fire officials said.
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported a problem over the radio just before the plane clipped a building and landed upside down in a fiery crash.
Firefighters put out the fire and extricated the pilot and child from the wreckage. The pilot was suffering from cardiac arrest and died at the trauma center. The child, whose was taking a flying lesson, was critically injured in the crash.
The crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and Whiteman Airport.
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At this time, investigators are piecing together evidence to help them figure out what caused this horrible crash.
We offer our prayers to all those affected by this horrible crash.
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