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Second deadly plane crash in two days in La Verne

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 19:50:34-04

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.