Pilot killed in small plane crash north of LA

The pilot of a small plane was killed Sunday afternoon after crashing in a field north of LA.
(Photo: KTLA)

LOS ANGELES — The pilot of a small plane was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash near Interstate 5 just north of Los Angeles.

The pilot crashed in the Sylmar area, a neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, shortly before 2 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Officials say the man piloting the single-engine plane was trapped inside after crashing in a field near the freeway. He was removed from the plane but declared dead at the scene. The pilot was the only person aboard the plane.

No other injuries were reported in the crash, and the wreckage did not spark a fire or damage any property.

The plane was a Beechcraft A320 single-engine aircraft, according to LAFD.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.