Probashbangla24 online Desk : Two small planes crashed in 24 hours in southern California, killing two pilots and injuring one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday.
Monday’s accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. local time (1850 GMT), the airplane with one person aboard was about to touch down when it crashed.
On Sunday, a 69-year-old man was killed and another person was injured after their small plane missed the same airport’s runway and crash-landed in a private plant nursery nearby, it said.
The two crashes occurred about 100 yards (91.4 meters) away near the Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, a city located 50 km east of Los Angeles downtown.
A witness of Monday’s tragedy, Francisco Juarez, told local ABC 7 news channel that he saw the plane making a whirring noise before it hit the ground. “There was a big explosion,” Juarez said.
Video clips posted by ABC 7 online showed flames and thick black smoke rose from the wreckage of Monday’s crash.
The plane crashed on Sunday is a single-engine Cessna 177RG plane, while Monday’s fatal crash involved a six-seater, single-engined Beech Bonanza aircraft. Xinhua