Cessna plane crashes into apartments in Hawthorne, California; 2 dead
At least two people have been killed after a small plane slammed into a two-story townhouse in Hawthorne, in the south west of Los Angeles County, according to local officials.
Two people were reported dead on impact after the small plane slammed into the building just after 5:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said,according to KABC-TV.
Residents of the two units struck by the plane were confirmed unharmed, according to firefighters.
Hawthorne Municipal Airport is less than two miles from the crash site.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. The plane was as a Grumman American AA-1B, according to the FAA.
JUST IN: 1 confirmed dead after small plane crashes into apartment complex in Hawthorne. pic.twitter.com/5dO314f7kn— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) June 11, 2016
A small plane crashed into a house at 4634 W. Broadway St around 5 PM. There are fatalities. Area closed to traffic. pic.twitter.com/SjwEQwhVj5— Hawthorne Police (@HawthornePD) June 11, 2016
KTLA reporter Chip Yost captured footage of the wreckage, showing one of the plane's wings in the complex's parking lot.