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Los Angeles officers drag man from wrecked plane seconds before train smashes into it on Sunday

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Cameron Kaszia, KTLA-TV:

A pilot was hospitalized after their plane crashed in Pacoima on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash, which occurred shortly after 2 p.m., involved a “small single engine airplane,” which was damaged when it landed on the Metrolink Antelope Valley line train tracks near Whiteman Airport, the LAFD said in a pair of alerts.

The Associated Press identified the plane as a Cessna 172.

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

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