Man is killed and a woman left seriously injured after single-engine plane crashes during practice landing in California
- The crash was reported at an airport in La Verne at about 5.45pm on Sunday
- Emergency services found a man and a woman inside the single-engine plane
- The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was hospitalized
A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured after a small plane crashed in California.
Police and emergency services arrived at Brackett Field Airport in La Verne after the crash was reported at about 5.45pm on Sunday.
A single-engine Cessna 177RG crashed into a plant nurse as the pilot was practising approaches into the airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured after a small plane crashed in California. Pictured, a file photo shows a Cessna 177RG plane
A man and a woman were found at the crash site, KTLA reports.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
‘A single-engine Cessna 177RG crashed under unknown circumstances into a plant nursery while the pilot was practicing approaches into Brackett Field Airport,’ FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said, according to KTLA.