The pilot said he lost power as he was conducting “touch and go” operations at approximately 200 feet in the air when the incident occurred.
The accident happened around 2 a.m. in the 3700 block of El Segundo Boulevard in Hawthorne.
The South Bay has a rich history of aviation – and much of it’s on display at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance.
Many aviation investigators take part in the analysis and prevention of plane crashes. A large number of them use knowledge and skills taught through training here in Los Angeles.
The crash of American Airlines flight 191 in 1979 was the deadliest in US aviation history. And many of the plane’s victims were from California.
Most people think of Burbank today as a media city, but it owes a lot of its history to Lockheed.