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Pilot killed in small-plane crash at Compton Woodley Airport in Compton, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:25am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pilot killed when small plane crashes at Compton airport

Authorities say a small banner-towing airplane has crashed during takeoff in Compton, killing the pilot. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro says the pilot was killed. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the crash occurred as the aircraft was picking up a banner at Compton/Woodley Airport around 12:30 p.m. Gregor says the pilot was the only person on board. 

One Killed, One Injured in Compton Airport Plane Crash

One person was killed and another suffered injuries Sunday when a plane crashed during takeoff at Compton Airport. Details regarding the crash and condition of the injured victim were not immediately available. The plane crashed at the airport in the 900 block of West Alondra Boulevard. Images from the scene showed the plane on fire.

Fatal Plane Crash Possibly Connected to Eagles Banner

A source also told NJ Advance Media that the crash was connected to the Eagles banner. The pilot had just picked up a banner at the airport before the fatal crash, the agency said. A pilot who died when his plane crashed and burned during takeoff at the Compton-Woodley Airport in California may have been carrying a Philadelphia Eagles banner. However, witnesses told the LA Times the pilot was trying to hook a Bud Light banner to the plane before the crash. FAA officials have not yet confirmed the pilot's identity or what type of banner the plane was carrying.

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