One person was killed Friday evening when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in West Los Angeles, fire officials said.
The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 210 was returning to Santa Monica Airport and declared an emergency shortly before crashing about 6 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.
The plane came down near the intersection of Westwood and Olympic boulevards. It did not hit any buildings despite crashing in a community dense with homes.
Samantha Schoenberg, 20, said she was driving home on Santa Monica Boulevard when she saw a plane flying low and nearly on its side.