Small plane crashes in Calif. neighborhood

2:48 AM, May 22, 2012   |    comments
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GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - A single-engine plane has crashed into a Southern California neighborhood, slicing through power lines but apparently not hitting any homes.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot of the Cessna 210 reported a rough-running engine near El Monte Airport Monday night.

Gregor says the pilot, flying alone, told air traffic controllers he would try to make it to Van Nuys Airport.

Gregor says controllers lost contact with the plane about 3 miles southeast of Van Nuys Airport around 8 p.m.

According to the FAA Registry, the plane is owned by Allen K. Heng and James Roth.

Video footage on KCAL-TV shows the plane upside down on the sidewalk of Glenwood Road in Glendale. The station reports the pilot is in stable condition.

Power is out in the area.

Associated Press

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