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1 dead in small plane crash along Los Angeles freeway

April 20, 2022 GMT
This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows firefighters responding to a small plane that crashed in Sylmar, Calif., on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The plane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway and authorities say one person has been confirmed dead. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says firefighters are searching to determine whether there was anyone else aboard the plane. Wreckage came to rest among trees alongside Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley.  (KABC-TV via AP)
This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows firefighters responding to a small plane that crashed in Sylmar, Calif., on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The plane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway and authorities say one person has been confirmed dead. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says firefighters are searching to determine whether there was anyone else aboard the plane. Wreckage came to rest among trees alongside Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley.  (KABC-TV via AP)
This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows firefighters responding to a small plane that crashed in Sylmar, Calif., on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The plane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway and authorities say one person has been confirmed dead. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says firefighters are searching to determine whether there was anyone else aboard the plane. Wreckage came to rest among trees alongside Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley.  (KABC-TV via AP)
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This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows firefighters responding to a small plane that crashed in Sylmar, Calif., on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The plane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway and authorities say one person has been confirmed dead. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says firefighters are searching to determine whether there was anyone else aboard the plane. Wreckage came to rest among trees alongside Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley. (KABC-TV via AP)
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This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows firefighters responding to a small plane that crashed in Sylmar, Calif., on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The plane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway and authorities say one person has been confirmed dead. Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says firefighters are searching to determine whether there was anyone else aboard the plane. Wreckage came to rest among trees alongside Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley. (KABC-TV via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small airplane crashed alongside a Los Angeles freeway Wednesday and one person was found dead inside the wreck, authorities said.

Firefighters searched the wreckage and found no other victims, said Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart.

The Federal Aviation Administration said later that the pilot was the only person on board.

The twin-engine Cessna 337 Skymaster crashed around 12:30 p.m., the FAA said. Wreckage came to rest among trees on an embankment along Interstate 210 in the Sylmar area of the northern San Fernando Valley.

There was no fire and a small fuel leak was contained, Stewart said.

The origin of the aircraft and its destination were not known. The crash site was a few miles from Whiteman Airport.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Sylmar is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.