August 25, 2019 GMT
Nobody hurt, brush fire sparked in LA County plane crash
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.