A small plane crashed near Whiteman airport, killing the only person on board, and setting landscape vegetation and multiple cars and on fire.
LAFD responded on Thursday, November 12, 2020, to the 10600 block of North Sutter Avenue to find a small aircraft that made a high impact crash on a residential street close to Whiteman airport. The plane landed on two vehicles which burst into flames, and a third vehicle sustained damage. The vegetation and belongings that were in front of a residential home caught fire, however, firefighters quickly put out the flames, preventing them from spreading to the home. Electrical power lines were downed during the crash and we quickly cordoned off the area to ensure safety. DWP responded to shut off power to the area and eliminate the electrical hazard.
There was only one casualty: the solo male occupant of the airplane was tragically beyond medical help. A nearby resident that witnessed the horrific crash, naturally, was emotionally upset, therefore evaluated by firefighters but did not require transport to a hospital. There were no other injuries.
The circumstances leading up to this deadly crash are under active investigation from the FAA, and the NTSB was notified. Additional information regarding the deceased will come from the Corner's office.