Small Plane Hits Building, Crashes In Used Car Lot In Pacoima

PACOIMA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a used car lot not far from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima.

The incident was reported about 12:55 p.m. Sunday in the 10300 block of N. San Fernando Road, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Humphrey says two men managed to free themselves from the wreckage and were transported to an area hospital in fair condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Humphrey also indicated that there was an outage in the area due to downed power lines. San Fernando Road between Kagel Canyon and Terra Bella streets remained closed.

Ian Gregor, a public affairs manager for the FAA, said the Cessna 172 was inbound to Whiteman Airport at the time of the crash. According to Gregor, the plane struck a building and crashed in the lot.

Gregor said the FAA and NTSB are expected to investigate.

No further information was immediately available.

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