Nobody Hurt in Small Plane Crash That Ignited Brush Fire in Lancaster
Authorities responded to a small plane that crash-landed in Lancaster and started a 3-acre brush fire Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The crash was reported in the area of N. 70th Street West and West Avenue L8 shortly before noon. Officials initially estimated the fire was at 5 acres.
Two people aboard the plane had gotten out by the time authorities arrived at the scene, fire officials said.
“Pilot successfully handled aircraft emergency with one passenger aboard,” L.A. County Fire said on Twitter.
A photo from the scene shows a small white plane down next to a patch of charred grass and a firefighter with a hose working in the area.
The single-engine plane did not appear to have any significant damage.
The Scoda Aeronautica Super Petrel LS was flying from from Agua Dulce Airport to Fox Field in Lancaster when it lost engine power and went down in a field, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Associated Press.
The the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FAA is investigating the incident.
No injuries were reported. No further details were immediately available.