A small single-engine Mooney plane crashed onto a surface street in Glendale after it lost an engine Friday night, authorities said, and one of the two occupants of the plane is said to have suffered minor injuries as he or she was experiencing some arm pain afterward.
By about 10 p.m., Los Angeles firefighters and other emergency responders were still just arriving to the scene. Sky5 footage showed the crash site was near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Allen Avenue, next to a Smart & Final store's parking lot.
Authorities said they are now investigating the crash, and the pilot was being questioned at the scene.
The pilot made a radio call to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, where the plane was headed, once the aircraft started experiencing some engine trouble, authorities said.
A witness at the scene named Mike Agajanyan said it was "the scariest thing I ever seen."
"One thing led to another and I see a plane crashing down," he said. " I saw a bright light and everything started falling apart — trees, roof, plane."
Trees at the crash site could be seen visibly damaged by the falling aircraft, which was seen with its passenger door open. There did not appear to be any post-crash fire visible at the scene, as Sky5 footage showed.
The crash site was about six miles from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and police later confirmed that the plane was inbound to the airport when it had lost an engine.