Small Plane Carrying Man And Two Dogs Crashes Into Lomita Home

A small plane carrying a man and two dogs crashed Saturday into a home in Lomita about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, a fire official said.

The pilot was in serious condition after firefighters cut him from the wreckage, said Inspector Jason Hurd of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"He clipped the house just before turning upside down and landing in some trees and bushes," Hurd said.

About 25 firefighters responded to the crash at 3:19 p.m.

The single occupant of the home sustained minor cuts and bruises.

He was treated and released at the scene, Hurd said.

The house had moderate damage, mostly to the roof, he said.

The dogs were in good condition.

The pilot had taken off from Torrance Airport, about 24 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and planned to land there, Hurd said.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

It will be investigated by officials from the National Transportation Safety
Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, Hurd said.


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