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Investigation continues into Glendale plane crash

May 22, 2012 |  5:42 am

 

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a single-engine plane to crash into the frontyard of a Glendale home Monday night.

The Cessna 210 hit power poles before it crashed in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road shortly after 8 p.m.

The unidentified pilot was able to free himself from the wreckage and was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, fire officials said. He was treated and released late Monday night.

No other injuries were reported, although three homes in the immediate area were evacuated. No one else was in the plane.

More than 1,600 people were without power following the crash. About 600 remained without service Tuesday morning, and officials said they hoped to have power fully restored by 2 p.m.

The pilot reported engine problems as he flew near El Monte Airport, Ian Gregor, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Los Angeles, said Monday night. Gregor said the pilot informed air traffic controllers that he would try to make it to the Van Nuys Airport, but the controllers lost radar and radio contact about 8 p.m., when the plane was three miles southeast of Burbank.

FAA records indicate that the plane is owned by Allen K. Heng and James E. Roth.

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