Sylmar plane crash leaves 1 hospitalized

A pilot was admitted to the hospital after their plane crashed near Whiteman Airport in Sylmar on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash, which took place shortly after noon. said LAFD in a few warnings.

After the pilot was removed from the plane by the Los Angeles Police Department, the plane was hit by an oncoming train, The LAPD Operations Valley Bureau said on Twitter.

The pilot was taken by the LAFD to a regional trauma center for treatment, the fire department added.

The pilot’s name, age, sex and condition have not yet been released.

Train and car traffic have been restricted as officials limit a minor fuel spill and are investigating the site, firefighters said.

“One or more lanes of San Fernando Road and / or Osborne Street in the immediate area” are closed, the LAFD said, and drivers should “expect congestion and delay, avoid the area and consider an alternative route.”

Train passengers can visit MetrolinkAV’s Twitter page for information.


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