Second deadly plane crash in two days in La Verne

Posted: 4:50 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 23:50:34Z

LA VERNE, Calif. (KGTV and AP) - For the second time in two days there has been a fatal crash of a small airplane at an airfield in eastern Los Angeles County.

The La Verne Police Department says the latest plane crash occurred around 11:50 a.m. Monday at Brackett Field Airport.

Police say the sole occupant of the aircraft was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial reports state that the plane may have struck a tree, the FAA told KABC . A witness, Francisco Juarez, told the station he saw the plane as it crashed, and said the plane did not hit a tree.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the aircraft is a Beech Bonanza.

On Sunday, a small plane crashed near the same airfield, killing one occupant and seriously injuring another.