Man killed and a woman left seriously injured after single-engine plane crash in California

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.

 

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