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Small Plane Crash-Lands In Glendale
A small passenger plane crashed onto a Glendale street late Friday night after an engine failure. The plane landed near the Smart & Final off Glenoaks Boulevard and Allen Avenue. The pilot and passenger emerged with no serious injuries.
The pilot and passenger were both students and fraternity brothers at the University of Redlands, according to ABC. They were flying the Mooney M20E airplane to Burbank when they say a problem with the engine occurred. The pilot made an emergency landing call to the Hollywood Burbank Airport but had to crash land on the way.
The plane hit several trees and parked cars on its way down, according to ABC, but no pedestrians were harmed. Authorities are investigating the crash, according to KTLA. The pilot was being questioned at the scene.
A witness at the scene told KTLA that he "saw a bright light and everything started falling apart — trees, roof, plane." The passenger of the plane told ABC "We're lucky to be alive. I thought I was going to die."
Firefighters arrived on the scene, according to NBC, to clear the debris and clip the wings of the plane. The cause of the engine failure still has not been determined.