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1 Dead, Another Injured After 2 Small Planes Collide at Compton Airport

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One person was killed and another was injured in a fiery crash after two small planes collided at the Compton/Woodley Airport in Compton Wednesday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Just before 7:00 p.m., a single-engine T-28 plane collided with a single-engine Cessna 152, caught fire and crashed on the airport's tarmac at 901 W. Alondra Blvd, according to the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The injured victim was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition, LASD said.

Authorities did not provide information on whether there were any other injuries.

California Highway Patrol and the Compton Fire Department responded to the scene.

Witnesses told KTLA they saw the T-28 approach the Cessna from behind and then land on top of it and drag it.

Investigators were at the scene investigating the collision.

No further information was immediately available.

Anyone with information was encouraged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Aero Bureau at 562-421-2701. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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