PACOIMA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a used car lot not far from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima.READ MORE: Staff, Students Evacuated Safely, Suspect In Custody After Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompted Lockdown Of Sylmar High School
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.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Tennessee High School
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.
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No further information was immediately available.