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Small Plane Crashes On Busy Street In The Valley
A small plane crashed on a busy street in Pacoima this afternoon.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the plane was a "small fixed wing aircraft" that made an emergency landing on San Fernando Road near Whiteman Airport at around 1:40 p.m. The plane hit several parked cars and was significantly damaged itself, but remarkably, no injuries were reported for those on the ground around the scene when the crash occurred.
CBS L.A. reports the plane ended up with one of its wings torn off in the middle of the street. The pilot apparently got out of the plane himself and is being assessed for injuries, though paramedics say he doesn't appear to be seriously injured.
Margaret Stewart of the LAFD told KTLA that the pilot was "very, very fortunate...This is about as best-case scenario as this type of situation could be."
That section of San Fernando Road will be closed indefinitely.