One Dead, Two Critically Injured after Fiery Plane Collision near West Osborne Street
PACOIMA, CA (September 3, 2018) – One person was killed in a plane crash at Whiteman Airport, early Monday evening. The deceased victim’s name was not immediately released by the authorities, pending notification of family members.
A report from the California Highway Patrol stated that the accident happened at approximately 5:10 PM at the airport, located in the 12653 block of West Osborne Street.
Amy Bastman, fire department spokeswoman, said that the Cessna 150L plane took off at the airport but experienced an unknown problem that was reported over the radio. It then clipped a building, causing it to land upside down and catch fire.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were able to extinguish the flames and render emergency help until Los Angeles firefighters responded to the scene. One occupant of the plane was declared dead in the incident, while a 12-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man had to be extricated from the wreckage. The man was in cardiac arrest and received CPR and the child was critically injured. Both victims were taken to an area trauma center, but there is no update on their current medical condition.
No additional information has been released to the public, as officials of the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the fatal accident.
We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. Wishing them strength and comfort as they grieve for their loss. May he rest in peace.
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