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Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

One person is dead following a small plane crash in Hawthorne, California.

Details about the Fatal Plane Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a small plane was completely destroyed upon impact in an accident in Hawthorne shortly after takeoff from the Hawthorne Municipal Airport.

According to authorities, the pilot of the small plane crashed the aircraft onto the road and sidewalk along a busy street in Hawthorne. The woman was in full cardiac arrest when first responders arrived and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Shortly after noon on Monday, the plan had slammed into a tree and then fell onto the road on the 3600 block of West 120h Street, which runs parallel to the airport.

Firefighters and other emergency responders attempted to get the pilot out of the aircraft while at the same time tackling a fire that had engulfed the plane.

The roadway was closed in both directions to give authorities the opportunity to conduct a proper investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

Important Information about Small Plane Accidents

According to an article in LiveScience, there are hundreds of general aviation accidents that lead to wrongful death every year in the United States:

  • There were a total of 1,297 general aviation accidents in 2013.
  • 387 people were killed in general aviation accidents in 2013.
  • The fatality rate is about 1 death per every 100,000 hours of flight time.


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