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One Dead, One Injured in La Verne Plane Crash

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One person was killed and a second person was injured Sunday after a Cessna plane missed the runway at a La Verne airfield, authorities said.

The crash happened about 6 p.m. near Brackett Field Airport, a public facility at 1615 McKinley Ave., according to La Verne police.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot was practicing approaches onto Brackett Field before the aircraft crashed into a nearby plant nursery.

The names of the man who died and the woman who was injured in the crash were withheld, pending notification of kin. The condition of the woman was unavailable.

The crash will be investigated by La Verne police, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has inspectors en route to the scene.

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