LA VERNE (CBSLA) — A second plane crashed at Brackett Field Airport in La Verne Monday, less than 24 hours after a crash in the same area killed a man and left a woman injured.
Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the 1600 block of McKinley Avenue in La Verne just before noon to assist the La Verne Fire Department on a call of a plane down.
Investigators found one person in the aircraft, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say the airplane with one person aboard was on approach to the airport when it crashed.
Both crashes are being investigated by local police as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA.
NTSB officials believe the plane may have clipped a tree on final approach, and that the crash is not related to the crash Sunday night.
“Actually Brackett has a pretty good record, that’s why it’s really beyond my comprehension that we’re talking about a second event within a very few number of hours,” said Mark Bassam of the Brackett Airmen Association.
About 6 p.m. Sunday, one man was killed and a woman was injured when a Cessna plane missed the runway as the pilot was practicing approaches to Brackett Field and crashed into a nearby plant nursery, according to the FAA.
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