Nobody hurt, brush fire sparked in LA County plane crash

August 25, 2019 GMT

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot and a passenger were not injured when a small plane crashed and sparked a brush fire in northern Los Angeles County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Scoda Aeronautica Super Petrel LS lost engine power and went down in a field in Lancaster late Sunday morning.

The LA County Fire Department says the blaze charred about 5 acres (2 hectares) of dry grass before crews knocked it down.

Gregor says the single-engine plane sustained minor damage.

He says it was flying from Agua Dulce Airport to Fox Field in Lancaster.


The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.