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2 killed in small plane crash at Southern California airport

A small plane crashed Wednesday morning at an airport in the southern California city of Torrance, killing two people on board, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement to CBS News that the crash involving the single-engine Ariane Lightning occurred around 11 a.m. while the pilot was attempting to land at Torrance Municipal Airport, also known as Zamperini Field.

Both people on board died, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to CBS Los Angeles. Their names were not immediately released.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause and circumstances of the accident.

The city of Torrance is located in the South Bay region of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, approximately 20 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles.

2 killed in small plane crash at Southern California airport
A single engine aircraft crashes at Torrance Municipal Airport on November 30, 2022 in Torrance, California.

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