Two Dead After Small Plane Crash in Hawthorne, CA
On Friday night, around 5:11 p.m., a small plane crashed in Hawthorne, California, colliding into a townhouse. The two passengers onboard the airplane were killed. According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the plane crash occurred on the 4600 block of Broadway.
A dispatcher reported that nobody on the ground had been injured. The townhome was located just less than a mile from Hawthorne Municipal Airport.
According to witnesses who saw the horrific crash, the small airplane—a Grumman American AA-1B—had some issues and the engine began to sputter. Witnesses knew something went wrong.
Now, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the crash to determine what caused the plane to experience troubles and what sent it into the home.
Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. has experience handling aviation accidents and understand the damages that can arise should such a situation occur. Our aviation accident attorneys would like to send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of this crash.