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Two dead after light airplane hits apartment in Los Angeles area

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 21:05:17-04

LOS ANGELES — Two people were killed after a light airplane crashed into an apartment building near Hawthorne Airport in the Los Angeles area Friday.

KTLA reports the crash occurred around 5:12 p.m. local time in the 4600 block of West Broadway.

Citing Los Angeles County Fire Department, KTLA reports two people aboard the aircraft were killed and no injuries were reported on the ground.

A light airplane hits an apartment complex in southern California Friday. Image courtesy KTLA.

A light airplane hits an apartment complex in southern California Friday. Image courtesy KTLA.

The airplane, described as a Grumman American AA-1B, hit two units of the apartment building. A fire that broke out was quickly extinguished.

KTLA has aerial footage live from the scene, click here for local coverage and updates from KTLA.