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One person killed in plane crash near Westwood

One person in a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood near Westwood on Friday, fire officials said.

The plane did not hit any buildings when it crashed near 2111 S. Glendon Ave., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

A fire sparked by the crash was quickly extinguished, he said. No other injuries have been reported.

The crash site was near Olympic and Westwood boulevards, south of Westwood Village and UCLA and north of the Westside Pavilion shopping center.

[Updated at 6:53 p.m.: The pilot of a single-engine Cessna 210 "declared an emergency for unknown reasons around 6:10 p.m. shortly after departing from Santa Monica Airport," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor, who added that the information was preliminary and subject to change.

The plane is registered to a Santa Monica resident, whose identity was not released.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident, Gregor said. The NTSB is the lead investigative agency.]

Small plane crashes in Westwood

A small aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood in Westwood on Friday evening, causing a fire. There were no reports of casualties.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW � Fri, Aug 10 2012 18:54:38

Plane crash in Westwood. http://pic.twitter.com/PChbC8q3Seamus Dever
Wow, small plane crash in Westwood. Looks like pilot landed w/o hitting houses, power lines, but did hit a tree.theresa
Small plane Crash on S. Glendon Ave. And Mississippi near Olympic in Westwood. #LA http://pic.twitter.com/zSnSmqNvAmir Zendehnam
Yikes plane crash in Westwood-right down the road!!!!! :(SoCalMAB

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