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Torrance small-plane crash: 2 killed after single-engine Arion Lightning crashes at Zamperini Field Airport

Thursday, December 1, 2022 1:15AM

TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) — Two people were killed when a small plane crashed at a Torrance airport Wednesday morning, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash happened around 11 a.m. as the pilot was attempting to land a single-engine Arion Lightning aircraft at Zamperini Field Airport.

The two people on board were killed. They have not been identified yet.

AIR7 HD was over the wreckage, where there was a significant response from local authorities after the plane went down in a grassy area at the west end of a runway.

Officials with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

The airport was closed amid the investigation. No other injuries were reported.

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