Update #AircraftDown; INC#0772; 2:10PM; Field near 12600 Encinitas Av; #Sylmar; Only patient and only apparent occupant of the Beechcraft A320 single engine aircraft was an adult male pilot who was trapped in wreckage (since ... https://t.co/a37bShdI0W— LAFD (@LAFD) August 12, 2018
The pilot of a small aircraft died after his plane crashed near the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the pilot was found trapped in the wreckage after the small, fixed-wing airplane crashed in a field near the interstate in Sylmar.
Rescue crews were able to the pull the pilot from the wreckage of the Beechcraft BE33, but he was pronounced dead at the scene the LAFD said. The plane came down at around the Roxford exit under "unknown circumstances" around 1:45 p.m. officials said.
The crash did not spark a fire, hit any buildings or cause any injuries authorities said. The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the crash.
Possible fatality air plane crash sfv Amboy and Interstate 5 area, LAFD at scene. pic.twitter.com/wQI8vjOu5q— epn409 Zimmerman (@epn409) August 12, 2018