Two killed when small plane crashes at Torrance airport

Torrance, California November 30, 2022-Investigators look over a plane that crashed and killed two people at Torrance Airport Wednesday morning. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Investigators examine the wreckage after a small plane crashed at the Torrance Municipal Airport on Wednesday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed off the side of the runway as it attempted to land at Torrance Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The Torrance Police and Fire departments responded to the scene around 11 a.m., a spokesman for the Police Department said. Video from the scene showed the plane wreckage piled up just off the runway, with fire trucks and police cars parked nearby.

The plane was a single-engine Arion Lightning and had two people aboard, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Torrance Police Department confirmed that both people died in the crash.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will take the lead on the investigation.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.