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Crash of small plane sparks blaze north of Agua Dulce Airport

March 11, 2012 | 11:15 pm

Two men survived a small plane crash that ignited a brush fire Sunday evening north of Agua Dulce Airport. The men were airlifted to a hospital from the remote accident scene, officials said.

The pilot, identified by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as Davis Zeituni, 50, and his passenger, Danny Santana, 52, walked away from the wreckage. The crash sparked a fire that burned seven to 10 acres, authorities say.

Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters dropped water on the blaze, which was inaccessible to ground crews.

The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. in northern L.A. County, in an area between Palmdale and Santa Clarita. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

--Kim Christensen