a single-engine high fixed wing plane that typically seats four people.
One pilot was killed and the second pilot survived a belly flop landing on a golf course.
The initial investigation into the plane crash near L.A. is still ongoing. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer stated that a preliminary review of radar records showed the two planes’ flight paths crossing just after 2 pm local time.
The plane that crashed on the golf course was flying west at an altitude of 3,500 feet when the second plane approached from the east after leaving Santa Monica Airport for a test flight.
Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the plane crashes near L.A. on Monday.
- Pilot Believed Dead After Mid-Air Collision Near Malibu – Glen Walker Reports (ktla.com)
- Small plane crashes after midair collision near LA (kansascity.com)
- Small planes apparently collide in midair near L.A., 1st crashes, 2nd lands on golf course (theprovince.com)
- Small Plane Crashes After Midair Collision Near LA – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- Report: Two California Plane Crashes ‘Appear To Be Connected’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- 1 dead after 2 small planes collide near L.A. (usatoday.com)