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Small plane crashes in Pacoima parking lot; occupants survive

August 25, 2012 |  2:19 pm

Two occupants of a small airplane survived a crash into a parking lot in Pacoima just before noon, a Los Angeles city fire official said Saturday.

The aircraft landed in the parking lot on the 10800 block of N. San Fernando Road, said city fire spokesman Erik Scott. Two people in the plane were being treated for moderate injuries, he said.

City fire officials were in communication with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said that the crash was reported at 11:56 a.m., near Van Nuys Boulevard, and that the plane landed near a business, which was undamaged. It was unclear whether the plane damaged any vehicles. No one else was injured.

Officials said that traffic was being diverted on San Fernando Road near the crash site and that the street nearby could be closed as fire officials deal with a fuel leak on the aircraft.


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