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Two People Killed by Plane Crash in Hawthorne

Grumman AA-1B Apparently took off from the Hawthorne Municipal Airport



Firemen examine plane crash wreckage in Hawthorne.

(June 11, 2016) Two people were killed on Friday after the small plane they were flying crash landed into a condominium building in Hawthorne, local police and fire told the AP.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the two people aboard the Grumman American AA-1B were killed on impact.

A Los Angeles County fire dispatcher said nobody else, including the residents of the Hawthorne home , were hurt.


Two men were killed after their plane crashed into a Hawthorne townhome, Police said.

Neighbor Antwahn Nance told KNBC-TV he could hear the plane's engine failing and hurried over to the town house when he heard the crash.

He saw the plane had slammed into the front of the attached, two-story house and sparked a fire.

"Everybody was outside their apartments and tried to offer assistance," Nance said, "but there was nothing anybody could do. It was too hot."

The FAA along with the national Transportation Safety board are investigating the cause of the plane crash, which appeared at first glance to be engine failure. The NTSB will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash, as will local police.

The sight of the crash is less than two miles from Hawthorne municipal airport.


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