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At least 1 person killed after small plane crashes into rig near Port of Los Angeles

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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At least one person died Friday when a small plane crashed into a semi tractor trailer near the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California, officials said.

(CNN)At least one person died Friday when a small plane crashed into a semi tractor trailer near the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California, officials said.

The single-engine plane's pilot died at the scene, fire officials said.

The aircraft took off from Torrance, about 20 miles north, with only the pilot on board, according to officials.

Bystanders pulled the pilot from the wreckage and a 911 dispatcher instructed them on administering CPR until first responders arrived, fire officials said.

The National Transportation Safety Board said via Twitter that it was investigating the crash of the Piper PA-32 aircraft.

The tweet said it was unclear if an NTSB investigator will travel to the site.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is also investigating the crash.

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