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Small plane crashes in Pacoima, killing man and critically injuring boy

A 60-year old man was fatally injured and a boy was critically hurt when their small plane struck a building after taking off from a Pacoima airport Monday.

The pilot radioed an unspecified problem before the Cessna 150L clipped a building and landed upside down shortly after 5 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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L.A. County Fire Department personnel based at Whiteman Airport doused flames and rendered emergency aid to the man, who was in cardiac arrest, and a 12-year-old boy.

The two were transported to an area trauma center, where the man died, according to City News Service.

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