Small plane crashes in Los Angeles

US Materials 30 April 2023 22:59 (UTC +04:00)

One person was killed after a small plane crashed Saturday night in a mountainous area here in Los Angeles, authorities said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The incident was reported about 8:09 p.m. local time (0309 GMT on Sunday), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Air Traffic Control asked the LAFD to check a large swath of mountainous territory in the area after they reportedly lost radar contact with the small single-engine airplane believed to be traveling between two Los Angeles-area airports -- Santa Monica Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

The fire department said hours later in an update that the plane was found upon a steep hillside that includes a large water tank.

"LAFD responders have discovered one person deceased at the scene. Though no other persons were believed aboard, a search of the immediate area will be conducted to confirm no other victims," the department added.

The cause of the crash remains unclear so far.