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Single-Engine Plane Crashes Near Whiteman Airport Injuring 2

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Instagram taken at the scene of the crash near Whiteman Airport. (credit: Kristine Lazar/CBS)

Instagram taken at the scene of the crash near Whiteman Airport. (credit: Kristine Lazar/CBS)

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PACOIMA (CBSLA.com) — A fixed wing, single-engine plane crashed in Pacoima near Whiteman Airport Saturday narrowly missing several people on the ground.

Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the crash in the 10800 block of North San Fernando Road caused a subsequent fuel spill.

It was reported at 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

According to Scott, two people on board the plane were injured.

One had serious injuries while the second was listed in fair condition at a local hospital. No one on the ground was hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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